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of justice should govern us in our intercourse with one another?
"Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the
power of thine hand to do it." Prov. 3:27.
What general rule of
recompense is given in the Scriptures?
"Judge not, that ye be not judged, for with what judgment ye judge, ye
shall be judged, and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to
you again." Matt. 7:1, 2.
Should one, in any case,
render evil for evil?
"Recompense to no man evil for evil." Rom. 12:17. "Not
rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing, but contrariwise,
blessing." 1 Peter 3:9.
What is said of those who
render evil for good?
"Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his
house." Prov. 17:13.
Will all men be rewarded
irrespective of character?
"Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the
wicked and the sinner." Prov. 11:31.
Will each man's work be
fully brought to light and tested?
"Every man's work shall be made manifest; for the day shall
declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire: and the fire shall try every
man's work of what sort it is." 1 Cor. 3:13.
Will partiality be shown
in decisions rendered?
"Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?" Gen. 18:25. "Justice
and judgment are the habitation of thy throne; mercy and truth shall
go before thy face. Ps. 89:14. "Who will render to every man according
to his deeds;" "for there is no respect of persons with
God." Rom. 2:6, 11.
May we not in reality
decide for ourselves what our recompense shall be?
"See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and
evil." Deut. 30:15. "Thus saith the Lord: Behold, I set before
you the way of life, and the way of death." Jer. 21:8.
Will the cases of any be
overlooked in the judgment?
"For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that
everyone may receive the things done in his body, according to that he
hath done, whether it be good or bad." 2 Cor. 5:10.
What shall determine the
nature of the reward in each case?
"Be not deceived: God is not mocked; for whatsoever a man soweth, that
shall he also reap." Gal. 6:7.
Define the harvest of the
"For he that soweth to his flesh, shall of the flesh reap
corruption." Gal. 6:8. "Tribulation and anguish upon every soul of man
that doeth evil." Rom. 2:9.
What shall be the
recompense of the righteous?
"But he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life
everlasting." Gal. 6:8. "But glory,
honor, and peace to every man
that worketh good." Rom. 2:10.
What scripture brings to
view the cases of all as decided forever, and the time when it is accomplished?
"He that is unjust, let him be unjust still; and he which is filthy,
let him be filthy still; and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still;
and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And, behold, I come
quickly." Rev. 22:11, 12.
Then with what force is
the subject under consideration brought home to each heart?
"For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every
transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward, how
shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation?" Heb. 2:2, 3.