by Jesse Hendley

Jesse M. Hendley
Genesis 18:25

God is our Judge. In Genesis chapter 18, when God was
going to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, He came down to
Abraham and talked to him about this. There were
wicked and righteous people there. When Abraham was
talking to God about this, he said, "That be far from
Thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous
with the wicked. Shall not the Judge of all the earth
do right?"

It is not commonly understood that God is our Judge.
Unless we study the Bible, we will not know what God
is really like. For one thing, He is "The Judge of all
the earth (of every human being)." This fact gripped
my soul so much as I began to watch the preliminary
trial hearing of O. J. Simpson, and the parallel,
because everything I see in this world, I pull
together with the Bible. My mind is filled with Bible
all the time, so everything that is going on, I put in
the light of God's Word and what God says about it. As
I continued to watch this case, my heart began to move
and I said, "People need to know the truth, that God
is our Judge." As "The Judge of all the earth," He is
going to do right.

I was fascinated as I watched the preliminary hearing,
as I have never been fascinated before. Many others
were fascinated, as well, but I think my fascination
came out of a different motivation from the average
person, because I likened it to what God says in the
Bible about God being our Judge.

The Crime

During this hearing, there were several things that
stuck out in my mind. One fact was that a cruel murder
had occurred. A crime had been committed. To show you
the terrible weakness of human beings, people said,
"We love you, O. J., whether you are right or wrong."
They would let him off. I am not saying O. J. Simpson
is guilty. A man is innocent until he has been proven
to be otherwise, but the judge believed there was
sufficient evidence that O. J. S ...

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