Impartial Grace: Psalm 9

But Yahweh reigns forever. He has prepared his throne for judgment. He will judge the world in righteousness. He will administer judgment to the peoples in uprightness.

(Psalm 9:7-8, emphasis added.)

The Psalmist is comforting himself and us with a reassuring voice. The Lord “reigns forever.” The Lord alone lives forever. He sees all forever. He knows all forever. He is Sovereign over all forever. Nothing on earth “reigns forever.” There is nothing man can construct that will be built forever, not even a personal legacy. Everything rusts, rots or fades away. “But, Yahweh reigns forever.” He is God. God is love. He does not change. He is the loving creator and Father of Adam. He knitted Eve together using Adam’s rib. He loves them unconditionally. He loves them when He creates them and He loves them when He curses the earth because of their disobedience. Nothing stands against the power of God. His will will be done and of that there cannot be any doubt. All the evil forces aligned against heaven are not capable of overturning or rejecting His will.

It is the Father who will administer justice. No matter what the heavenly judgment will be it will be a judgment made in love for He is love. His judgment will be for us, that is, in favor of us. His justice will be commensurate with His love, which is “forever” and immutable. God is love and His judgment is in love. The advocate of universal reconciliation prays to heaven giving thanks for making the truth so clear. God forgives. He forgives all. He will reconcile all. His mercy does not end. His grace does not cease. This is Impartial Grace.