GOD IS RIGHTEOUS AND JUST
God’s righteousness means that God always acts in accordance with what is right and is himself the final standard of what is right. God’s righteousness (or justice) is the natural expression of His holiness. If He is infinitely pure, then He must be opposed to all sin, and that opposition to sin must be demonstrated in His treatment of His creatures. When we read that God is righteous or just, we are being assured that His actions toward us are in perfect agreement with His holy nature. Because God is righteous and just, he must treat people as they deserve. Therefore. He must punish sin and wickedness. However, sometimes God forgives people and does not punish them for their sin. How can he do that if he is Just? God is able to forgive people because Christ died to take God’s punishment for sin upon himself.