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Thursday, March 17, 2005

Yesterday was an interesting day in the legal system. Robert Blake received a not guilty verdict by reason of reasonable doubt. Scott Peterson gets a death sentence. Both were guilty (and they deserve to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law) - one gets off and one goes free. Our legal system is inperfect. By contrast, God's legal system is perfect. It's interesting to me that while we can never ultimately know who is guilty or who is not (unless the evidence says otherwise - maybe that comes from watching CSI) God does. God is the ultimate jury and judge. I'm thankful that my destiny is in the hands of God and not men for God is a God of grace, his judgement is perfect, and as I come to him and confess my failures he is faithful and just and right and perfect in forgiving my mistakes and cleansing me from all my impurities. Grace and peace this day.

3 comments:

Firstag Music said...

Well said. I agree.

Youth Extreme said...

Bill, you are quite the suck up to the boss...THe other side of this argument is Scott Petterson who will eventually suffer death at the hands of the State of California could end up in Heaven praising God right nest to each of us...And Robert Blake who gets off with no punishment may one day burn in Hell....Sin has its consequences and if we don't seek Gods mercy and forgivness we will face the results some day...What we do on this earth will be reflected in where we spend eternity, it takes more then owrks and a god heart it takes building a relationship with Jesus Christ...

jarTO said...

I want to continue to believe that we live in a country where jutice prevails. No it is not perfect, but only those 12 jurors really know the truth of what they have heard and must act on that information and only that information. Unfortunately the media is biased, therefore, all of us "jurors" decide on guilt or innocence by what we read and hear in the media.I do, however, believe our system needs an overhauling in regard to sentencing and well as the purpose of prison (our tax dollars continually go towards tougher sentencings, but NO reform.) The US has the most inconsistent sentencings anywhere in the world. Each state differs on sentencing crimes that are the same and why we see so many criminals that are a threat to society walking the streets. Don't think when your governor wants tougher sentencings that it means your tax dollars are being put to good use.

I agree, thank God that He is my judge and jury.