What can balance the scales of judgement to account for our sin?
An Even Balance
Let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know mine integrity. Job 31:6 (KJV)
The righteousness of God is the balanced scale. The symbol for justice is a blind woman holding a set of scales. God is the Righteous Judge. There is none other and He is anything but blind. The idea, however, is not blindness that is not able to see right from wrong but an inability, or rather, an unwillingness to be partial due to appearance.
Our desire, as Christians, is to be so Christ like that we know one another after the spirit and not after the flesh. Appearances mean nothing to us. We look at what is in the heart of a man and the resulting life-style that it produces.
We are judged by the Righteous Judge based upon our plea in the court of heaven. If we present our good works and guarded conduct, we will be judged accordingly for it is written that, “all have sinned and come short of the glory of God,” and, “there is none righteous, no not one.” Our only plea is that of the blood shed by Jesus, the Christ of God.
It is His shed blood placed on the scales of justice that balances the weight of our sin nature. No amount of “good works” will ever take the place of His cleansing blood.
There is no remission of sin without the shedding of blood.
“Mine integrity” is not really mine at all. It is the faith of Jesus, who loved us and gave Himself for us that gives us integrity (Gal. 2:20). We are held together, as it were, by the Word of His power (Heb. 1:3) Yes, let me be weighed in a balance made even by Christ so
God will judge me righteous in Him.
2 Corinthians 5:21 (KJV) For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
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