The justice of God* is that quality in God by reason of which He legislates justly, His laws being the perfect expression of His holy will. He is true to His promises and will execute judgment acc. to the principles of right. He is His own perfect ethical norm and, consistent with Himself, He and His judgments are just and righteous, Dt 32:4; Ps 19:9. In His justice He gave laws which are perfect. When they are transgressed, His justice demands punishment; if vicarious atonement is made, it must be full satisfaction. His justice considers the manner and measure of sin committed, Mt 11:2124; Lk 12:4748. Just punishments are inflicted in retribution, Heb 2:2. Fulfillment of divine promises, credited in one respect to grace,* is also right, Is 54:10; 2 Ti 4:8.
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