In the Wilderness: Exodus 21:33-22:15

God exacts justice for every breach of trust. Click the link above to read online.

For every breach of trust, whether it is for an ox, for a donkey, for a sheep, for a cloak, or for any kind of lost thing, of which one says, ‘This is it,’ the case of both parties shall come before God. The one whom God condemns shall pay double to his neighbor.
Exodus 22:9
Our reading today is full of if scenarios where damage happens to one party, either intentional or unintentional, and the price which must be paid is defined.
Every loss requires restitution.
Every loss marks a sin exacting a price to be paid.
God is a God of justice. He cares about every loss, every sin, and judges accordingly.
Ultimately, every sin is against Him. Every loss offends His righteousness. 
Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight,
so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment.
Psalm 51:4 ESV
But His unfailing love is as much a part of Him as His sense of justice and righteousness, so He came Himself to pay the price we couldn’t. He exacted the price of sin from Himself.
Let us never forget the great price He paid for our great sin. Let us never forget to praise His holy name and the salvation He made the way for on the cross.
Oh sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things!
His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.
The Lord has made known his salvation;
he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations.
He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness
to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation of our God.
Psalm 98:1-3 ESV
Close your time of devotion this morning by confessing your sins, intentional and unintentional, conscious and unconscious. Ask His forgiveness in Jesus’s name. Thank Him and praise Him for His grace, mercy, love, and justice.
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