"The Lord Is Righteous"
All men will one day be compelled to confess, "The LORD is righteous." He always takes to himself and gives to his creatures that which is right. God is gra- cious to some. But he is righteous to all. He takes all glory to himself because he deserves it. He sends the wicked and unbelieving to hell because they deserve eternal wrath. And God rewards the believing, the righteous, with everlasting life in heaven because he has made us righteous in Christ. And justice demands that righteousness be rewarded with life.