As I journey on in my role as a Chief Repenter, and understand better how God’s justice and mercy work hand in hand, I have found a couple truths worth more to me than gold. One of them is what I call, “Leaving it in His hands”.
When a legal matter between you and another party needs to be resolved you have two options. You can try to negotiate a solution privately that is advantageous for you (and hopefully for the other party), or you can take it to court. If you go to court, it is no longer in your hands. It is in the hand of a judge, a jury, or the judicial law of our land. In the court system, we not only lose control of the situation, but we can end up with an unsatisfactory outcome.
The opposite is true when we deal with God. When we have something between us and God, the best thing we can do is leave it in His hands. There is always hope of mercy, and it is the safest place you could be.
When the woman caught in the act of adultery was brought to Jesus, the Pharisees honestly believed Jesus would judge her guilty and then sentence her to death by capital punishment. Why did they believe this? Because she was guilty and it is what they would have done. They had the stones in their hands to prove it!
When we sin, like the Israelites, offer Him whatever sacrifices He asks for. This allows God to deal with the sin.
Some might say, “Why not just tell people to quit sinning, instead of teaching them to offer sacrifices?” Telling people to stop sinning doesn’t usually work. People struggle with sin. When we leave our disappointments in His hands he changes our hearts. He is a merciful judge and a good Father.
Like the woman caught in adultery who was brought to Jesus, bring your sin to Him. Leave it in His hands. He will judge you, but often by giving you mercy as He extends to you the grace to change. For more on this subject, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkKOJGo3WGw&t=345s