Injustice requires a sacrifice. The Written Law provided a detailed description of the sacrifices required due to injustice against God and injustice against each other. God was serious about His creation living in justice. “You shall appoint judges and officers in all your towns that the Lord your God is giving you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment. You shall not pervert justice. You shall not show partiality, and you shall not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of the righteous. Justice, and only justice, you shall follow, that you may live and inherit the land that the Lord your God is giving you,” Deuteronomy 16:18-20.
None of us has escaped assault. We have all experienced mistreatment, abuse and rejection at one time or another. Added to that, is the compiling of our parent’s injustices. We are a bundle of experienced injustice. God knows this. He has experienced the suggestion, accusation and assault as well. ….from us and our Adversary. He is familiar with injustice and it’s multitude of penalties.
The repayment for injustice is clear. A life. As individuals, we are indebted to each other and as a race we are indebted to God. Although the repayment of a life is demanded of mankind, God has always provided a substitute. Throughout Biblical history those who did not bind themselves to the covenant of substitution, remained indebted to the penalty. Even now, the requirement still exists, but He has laid the penalty upon Himself. Therefore, humanity is free of its burden. All demands were resolved in Christ. All injustice was satisfied in Christ.
….yet we are often still unsatisfied…