God has taken his place in the divine council;
That's all that's necessary for us to know, isn't it? God is the Judge. Wow! How does that affect us? Where do we go with that? If God is the judge, sitting on the divine counsel, it seems we must be very responsible for our actions. The Divine Judge is watching over us!
But on a more encouraging note, we also have the privilege of being able to go to Him with the cares of this world, with our grievances against those who wrong us. He is sitting on His Divine judgment seat, bringing sentence on those who have wronged us. We don't have to take vengeance ourselves!
Aren't you thankful that God has made Himself both our judge, which causes us to walk circumspectly, and our Defender, which gives us great freedom to love the unlovely, knowing that we are responsible not to avenge, but to pray for the souls of our offenders.
In the courtroom of life,