Judge #1 – The Most Just
Matt Hatton | Children’s Director
We are a people of justice. Especially as Americans, it is something that we demand. We will do what it takes to purge all evils and injustices against us. We will defend something or someone that we care much about. We have no problem taking people to court or even to war to judge and to justify the unjust. Some might say that America has the best judiciary system in the entire world. Others would have no problem arguing that. Either way, no system is perfect. The Bible gives account to many awful and many great judges and kings throughout history. When speaking of King Solomon, 1 Kings 3:28 says, “And all Israel heard of the judgment that the king had rendered, and they stood in awe of the king, because they perceived that the wisdom of God was in him to do justice.” King Solomon was extremely wise by our standards, especially in the area of arbiter. However, as wise as he was, or any judge before and after him, there is only one perfect judge. There is only one who can flawlessly justify every injustice. His name is Jesus.
As Jesus humbly entered Jerusalem, many did not see a king even though they were in the presence of the King of Kings. When Jesus overturned tables in the temple, the people did not see a judge although they were looking at the face of the most Just Judiciary ever to walk the face of the earth. Jesus may have appeared to have no kingdom or throne, He may have been without a militia, army, lawyer, or battalion, but He was, is, and will always be the most excellent and stainless judge.
The case was made on the cross, and when Jesus rose from the dead, the verdict had been decided. “Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war” (Revelation 19:11). Jesus will be coming again, with an army, as the King and Ultimate Judge. The gavel will be dropped for that last time. The Judge has brought justice.