Revelation 16 God is Just
John wrote: “Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy aloud, and blessed are those who hear and obey the things written in it because the time is near!” [Rev 1:3]These words remind the first-century church as well as us today that God is still on the throne; he is omnipotent, omniscient, and sovereign. Men continue to disregard the words of scripture, but God will reign supreme for He is: “just – the one who is and who was, the Holy One – because you have passed these judgments,” Then I heard, “Yes, Lord God, the All-Powerful, your judgments are true and just!” From the OT to the NT, the same theme is ever-present: “As for the Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are just. He is a reliable God who is never unjust; he is fair and upright.” [Deu 32:4]
Oh, the patience and longsuffering of our God to bring to pass His righteous judgments. And that is why at this season we pray as David prayed: “You are just, O Lord, and your judgments are fair” [Ps 119:13] and why the wise still seek Him before it is too late to know His promise: “I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.” [Prov 8:17]
May we know Him and give Him the honor due His Name.