Justice, Mercy, and Life
Posted on August 27, 2018 | Posted by Annie Saunders
When we come to the end of this book, we do not find a God who wields the scales of justice better than we. We do not find a God who is a harsh judge, nor a perpetual pushover. Rather, we find a God in love with this world. Even Nineveh. A God who is committed, in the end, not to justice or to mercy, but to the lives of those God loves. To you. A God who will forgive again and again if it means life might thrive and a God who will tirelessly demand justice if it means life might thrive. A God so committed to life that God will cast aside justice. A God so committed that God will cast aside life itself, be subject to injustice itself, to death, in order that we might live. Jonah thinks God is too quick to forgive, too quick to change, to flip-flop. But God hasn’t changed. God is unwavering, unfailing. God will always pick life for you.