Emanna for 10/26/2018

God Being Tried and Judged?

Bible Verses

Rom 3:4 ...But let God be true and every man a liar, as it is written, "That You may be declared righteous in Your words and may overcome when You are judged."

Words of Ministry

Suppose a criminal is caught and sent to the court. The judge cannot release him just because the criminal's mother is too old to care for herself or because he has a three-year-old son at home. If the judge does this, even though he may be commended for his good heart, he is being unjust. He is "doing good" in an unjust way. This is wrong. God wants to do good in a righteous way. We need God to forgive our sins, but He cannot do anything unrighteously. God must come up with a way that would allow us to receive the benefit and allow Him to maintain His righteousness. Our God cannot do anything unrighteous; he cannot be unrighteous even in His salvation of men. He wants to save men in a most righteous way; He wants to save in a way that no one can criticize Him or say anything about Him. This is not all. In saving men, God not only wants to show men that He is righteous; he wants to shut up the mouth of the devil as well. God cannot save men in a way that the devil would consider as being wrong or unrighteous. God must save us in a way that both men and the devil have nothing to say. The Bible shows us that God saves men to the extent that both the saved and the unsaved ones have nothing more to say, the devil has nothing more to say, and even God Himself has nothing more to say. This is the meaning of salvation.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible (RcV) and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee, Central Messages, pp. 192-193. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 1/12/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.