Now we know that God’s judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. (Rom. 2:2)

WHEN A WITNESS IS SWORN IN to testify at a trial, the bailiff always asks, “Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?”

And when the district attorney and the defendant’s attorney question the witness, they don’t ask, “So, what do you think happened?” “What would you do in this situation?” “Do you think the defendant did the right thing?”

No, the court attempts to determine the lawfulness of defendant’s actions based on statements of fact, not opinion, and the laws of that jurisdiction. That’s why Lady Justice is wearing a blindfold. The issue is not gender, race, nationality, education, economic status, social background, or any issue other than truth.

God’s justice is just as blind as Lady Liberty’s. His Word is truth, and it clearly spells out the rewards and consequences of our response to His righteous standards. There is no tampered evidence. No bribes under the table. No plea deals. No claims of ignorance of the Law. And there is no lying defendant or witnesses since “The Lord does not look at the things man look at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart” (1 Sam. 16:7).

His justice is based on the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

Examine your life against the truth of God’s Word.

James N. Watkins loves God, his family, writing, speaking, and deep-dish pizza—in that order.

© 2018 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission.