Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. Zech. 7:9 NIVThis scripture stood out to me today when I was doing my reading. If we administer true justice with mercy and compassion then it is balanced.
It becomes unbalanced when we do one without the other. For example if you are a mercy driven person but you enable someone by just being merciful all of the time, and not wanting to “be mean and tell them the truth” in fear of alienating them, then it is totally unbalanced and you are not really helping the person. If you bring justice without truth, mercy or compassion then aren’t you just issuing a punishment and not a correction? It is when you bring about “true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another” that it truly helps one another. When you bring about the whole package in love then it truly helps someone and then the responsibility of what they do with it lies at their feet.Think about it. Are you being a balanced friend in life? God calls us to be balanced.