God reigns over all the affairs of men from heaven. He doesn’t miss a thing, and eventually all will stand before the king, the judge of the whole world, and answer for their actions. The Psalmist sings this truth throughout the Psalter. In this verse he sings, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever. The scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of uprightness.”

God is totally objective in his judgments. Joseph Addison wrote, “Justice discards party, friendship, and kindred, and is therefore represented as blind.” The blindfold on Lady Justice depicts the fact that she does not see friends, family or favorites of any kind. She is the great objective observer, who, although might be depicted as blind, she is not deaf or mute. She hears the testimony of everyone. She understands the ways of God and never misapplies His truth. She pronounces judgment which cannot be appealed to a higher court. Hers is God’s court.

A prime suspect in a brutal murder was never arrested or tried because of political connections. One night on an interstate he became drowsy and pulled off the pavement for a short nap. As he slept, a truck loaded with logs came along. Just as the truck passed the man’s vehicle, the chain holding the logs in place broke. The logs fell on his car and crushed him to death! Was it an accident? Or was it the principle of divine justice doing what humanity’s system of justice could not do? No one can say with certainty, but it is worthy of thought. But one thing is certain. A person may escape humanity’s system of justice, but he or she cannot escape God’s justice. “For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ”. And from His verdict there is no appeal.

“We are merely moving shadows, and all our busy rushing ends in nothing. We heap up wealth, not knowing who will spend it. And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in you.” (Psalm 39:6-7)