If we stop and really consider the meaning of justice, then, really consider the meaning of mercy; how do we, then, balance the two, without compromising one or the other? If we are guilty, according to Gods law, then how can He have mercy upon us like a loving father wishes to do when He is, also, a righteous judge who is bound to preserve perfect justice?
That is what Gods law was about; to offer an antidote for our debased condition so that we may be in good standing with God. But it wasn’t just the rituals and prescribed sacrifices God was looking for, it was the heart. God does not care to be appeased by people who are just going through the motions, He desires to see, and is well pleased to see an attitude of worship behind the motions; a heart filled with praise, adoration and genuine devotion.
Yet, the antidote behind the Mosaic Law was not the final solution, but only the substitute of what was to culminate through His Divine Son, who fulfilled the kind of flawless righteousness that God so needed in order to preserve His justice and holiness- and, yet, still be merciful.
Thus Jesus, having bore the guilt and shame of all mankind with His perfect life and death, was able to (being God) transcend and conquer the power of death, and transfer His righteousness to us, while taking away our sin. It was then and there, where the ultimate sacrifice was made on the cross, once and for all, that the most restricted, most holy place of Gods sanctuary, was opened to all who abide.
Yet, with such an astounding demonstration of love that God performed so that we would be provided with a way to be reconciled to Himself, so many are still looking for another way, some other avenue, some other means, and all I can say is, ‘if God could not find another way, then how can we?!’
How foolish it is of us to argue with God, The Son when He says, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes unto the Father, except through Me.”
Sure it’s narrow; Jesus even says it’s narrow, “Narrow is the way to life; broad is the way to death”
And for anyone to say ‘there cannot be just one way to God’, is, essentially, suggesting that God did not know what He was doing when He went so far as to send His only begotten Son to die in such a shameful and agonizing way. Even Jesus was terrified of His destiny to the cross as he desperately prayed, “Father, if You are willing, take this cup from me! Nevertheless, not my will, but yours be done.”
That was Jesus’ way of checking to see if there were any other options just moments before submitting to the final stretch to the cross.