The Taste of Injustice

What is man, that he can be pure? Or he who is born of a woman, that he can be righteous? Behold, God puts no trust in his holy ones, and the heavens are not pure in his sight; how much less one who is abominable and corrupt, a man who drinks injustice like water!
Job 15:14-16
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The Taste of Injustice
These words of Eliphaz cannot be argued with.  What man is pure? If God does not even put His total trust in His “holy one” which here is meant His angles, who are holy, how could we ever expect to be looked upon with favor in God’s eyes.  God’s cup of wrath should be all which we have to look forward to, but it is not.  Because one who was like us in every way but without sin came into our world and took the wrath which was meant for us.  It was poured out upon Him.  In a garden outside of Jerusalem, Jesus prayed, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done” (Luke 22:42). And shortly afterwards Christ tasted injustice.  He drank from the cup of wrath not meant for Him but for us.  The only innocent and sinless man to ever live, died so that wretched sinful people like us could live.  This is the extent of our Father’s love, that He would send His only Son to die for us.  So now in faith and forgiveness we do not taste injustice. Instead, we drink from the sweet cup of victory. Victory over sin, death, and the devil.  Not because we have done anything to earn it, but simply on account of the Christ who was willing to taste injustice. “For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith” (1 John 5:4).  
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