Divine gracei is administered through the essenceii of God. Ultimately, all blessing or discipline from God to us must be filtered through His justice. As goes the justice of God, so goes blessing or cursing to us.
The reason for this is that whatever God provides in grace must not compromise His perfect essence. Love is the motivation of grace, but justice is the function of grace. Therefore, God’s justice must be free to give blessing to sinful man without violating divine integrity. Whatever you receive in blessing must first be “OK’d” by divine justice. Justice must approve everything that comes from God to man. God’s motivation is love; His decision is sovereignty. However, neither love nor sovereignty can go any farther than justice will take them. The point here is that justice has the final say in whether you will be blessed or cursed in this life.
The question may be asked, “How can God avoid compromising His perfect righteousness and still have a relationship with us?” The missing link is our adjustment to the justice of God. You cannot adjust to any of the other characteristics of God. You can only adjust to the justice of God, and once you do, everything else in your life will fall into place. What is adjustment to the justice to God? Adjustment to the justice of God means the freedom for divine justice to provide either blessing or cursing for us, through grace, without compromising or jeopardizing any aspect of the essence of God. Whether you are blessed or cursed, the integrity of God is never violated or compromised, but remains in status quo. Adjustment to the justice of God occurs in the following three categories: salvation, reboundiii, and spiritual growth.
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