Life is not always fair. Men seek justice in court systems, but judges and juries do not always make the correct judgments, nor give just sentences. Imperfect justice exists in the world because men are imperfect. On the other hand, God is just. All of His judgments are right. The psalmist David wrote, “The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.” (Psalm 19:9). God is just when He condemns; He is just when He justifies.
THE NEED FOR AUTHORITY
Men recognize that in all facets of society there is a need for authority, whether it is in the home, in school, in a community, in the army or in a country. Authority is defined in a Webster dictionary as “legal or rightful power, dominion, a right to command.” Someone must have this legal or rightful power to rule, command and maintain law and order, or lawlessness and chaos results. Imagine what would happen if there was no standards of authority even in such things as time, weights and measurements, traffic regulations, quality in food and drugs, or money?
WHO IS LUCIFER?
The name "Lucifer" is used only one time in the Bible. "How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations!" (Isaiah 14:12) Many people assume this is describing the devil, but a careful examination of the text in the book of Isaiah reveals a different conclusion.
Although man has rebelled and disobeyed his Creator, Almighty God still desires to have a lasting fellowship based on love with the one creature, whom God made in His image. A good relationship with God is partly dependent upon a right response of faith by the believing sinner. “He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son.” (II John 9) So, what does having both the Father and the Son entail?
God Is Reverend
God is awesome. He is worthy “to receive glory and honor and power” because He created all things (Revelation 4:11). No one and nothing can be compared to the true and living God. “For who in the heavens can be compared to the Lord? Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened to the Lord? God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be held in reverence by all those around Him. O Lord God of hosts, who is mighty like You, O Lord? Your faithfulness also surrounds You.” (Psalm 89:6-8). God is to be revered.