To be just refers to being fair and impartial. The Bible details God’s hatred of those who have been mistreated and oppressed. The term civil refers to behaving according to what is morally right within a just and democratic society. The story behind this concept begins as God uses guilt as a just cause to convict sin despite being invisible (before the actual act) to the human eye.
But each one is tempted when he is dragged away, enticed and baited [to commit sin] by his own [worldly] desire (lust, passion), James 1:14.
While individuals may be able to deceive other human beings for an extended period of time, the truth will come out over eventually. Whether it’s an addiction, a crime or shocking act, the Bible reveals what happens inside the soul before the act of sin emerges. Seeds are planted within minds, temptation waters these thoughts until desire, lust and worldly passion drags the next unlikely candidate down a dark path.
Then when the illicit desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin has run its course, it gives birth to death, James 1:15.
Sadly, headlines from the internet, newspaper or tabloids is the end result of the sinful nature getting the best of a weakened and vulnerable person. After any fall, just as God sends guilt, humbled hearts open the door for forgiveness. To those who comes to their senses, seeking reconciliation, the Holy Spirit moves toward the broken-hearted and crushed in spirit. While this is often not seen in this light, God demonstrates a just cause by extending grace and mercy to the contrite. May these words help you get over failure by embracing God’s forgiveness.
by Jay Mankus