God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. [Hebrews 6:10 NIV]
Sometimes society embraces a definition of justice that seems to be more like vengeance. In this verse the writer points us to a more positive image of it. It reminds me of this:
Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion.So many come to fear God because they believe him to be a dispenser of a fire and brimstone form of justice. They mistakenly misunderstand the nature of God and divine justice.
For the LORD is a God of justice. (Isaiah 30:18)
In contrast this verse assures us that the things that God remembers are not about our sins but about the ways that we have loved. I find much encouragement in this form of justice.
Thank you Lord for the inspiration that I see in your justice.
... this devotion is part of a series from the book of Hebrews.