In a world where so many people twist justice to serve their own selfish ambition, it is fitting to thank God for his righteousness. Because he is impartial and just, and we can trust him.
Repentance is almost a “bad word,” conjuring images of judgmental people holding a sandwich board with a list of the kinds of people who are going to hell. But the biblical idea of repentance actually points us to the goodness and mercy of God.
God’s judgment is about making things right. About restoring justice where it has been twisted. That is good news for some and terrifying news for others.
God’s anger is different from ours: it is righteous. And it is the only reasonable response to pure evil.
If we pray to God for justice, we need to be prepared for him to challenge our own sins as well.
David was hiding in caves and strongholds, but he recognized a key truth: no stronghold is sufficient to protect you if God is not your refuge.