Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy; for thou renderest to every man according to his work. – Psalm 62.12.
Some of the translators make it kindness and goodness; but I presume there is no real difference among them as to the character of the word which here, in the English Bible, is translated mercy.
The religious mind, however, educated upon the theories yet prevailing in the so-called religious world, must here recognize a departure from the presentation to which they have been accustomed: to make the psalm speak according to prevalent theoretic modes, the verse would have to be changed thus:
To thee, O Lord, belongeth justice, for thou renderest to every man according to his work.
Let the reason of my choosing this passage, so remarkable in itself, for a motto to the sermon which follows, remain for the present doubtful. I need hardly say that I mean to found no logical argument upon it.[Read more…] about Justice, A Sermon by George MacDonald