How just can man be when it becomes known,
not unknown, how just God is in dealing with us?
It was one hundred and twenty years before the
great flood of Noah’s warning, before we’d fuss,
if in that age of man to wonder still today… just
how many of us will not fail to complete the race,
this is to leave us to our own thoughts of what it
means, to be just… good, turn to see God’s face.
No matter how we truly see ourselves, there can be no doubt to being excluded from the Lamb’s Book of Life… and those not included face a fiery fate- the lake of fire. See the scripture below…
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
[Below is found in ‘Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, near the bottom of this page here.]
Noah . . . just . . . and perfect—not absolutely; for since the fall of Adam no man has been free from sin except Jesus Christ. But as living by faith he was just ( Galatians 3:2 , Hebrews 11:7 ) and perfect–that is, sincere in his desire to do God’s will.
flesh–utterly, hopelessly debased.
And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive–Christ, as God, had by His Spirit inspiring Enoch, Noah, and perhaps other prophets ( 1 Peter 3:20 , 2 Peter 2:5 , Jude 1:14 ), preached repentance to the antediluvians; but they were incorrigible.
yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years–It is probable that the corruption of the world, which had now reached its height, had been long and gradually increasing, and this idea receives support from the long respite granted.
20 For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.
2 Thessalonians 1:6 God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
2 I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God?
4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.
14 And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.
[Below is found here, in Commentary by Matthew Henry, on Luke 14.]
There is a state of happiness reserved for them in the other world; and we may be sure that the charitable will be remembered in the resurrection of the just, for alms are righteousness. Works of charity perhaps may not be rewarded in this world, for the things of this world are not the best things, and therefore God does not pay the best men in those things; but they shall in no wise lose their reward; they shall be recompensed in the resurrection. It will be found that the longest voyages make the richest returns, and that the charitable will be no losers, but unspeakable gainers, by having their recompense adjourned till the resurrection.
“Yea, Lord, they that shall be recompensed in the resurrection of the just, shall eat bread in the kingdom, and that is a greater recompence than being reinvited to the table of the greatest man on earth.’’
15 And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow , that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.
17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
John 14:21 Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”