he will not forget the love you have shown

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.
For the LORD is a God of justice. (Isaiah 30:18)
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.

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.

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