He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
I. THE EXCELLENCE OF HIS NATURE PROVES IT. If "he that ruleth over men must be just," if human rulers must be just, how much more must He be who requires them to be so, the Governor, the Maker of all the world! And if it suits HIS office that He should be so, what is there to induce Him to depart from His character?
II. HIS OWN WORD SHOWS IT (Jeremiah 9:24; Psalm 19:9; Psalm 145:17; Acts 17:31).
III. HIS COMMANDMENTS TO MEN PROVE IT. The qualities He requires in them are those which exist in Himself, and the end of man's obedience is to be likened to his Maker.
IV. HIS DEALINGS WITH MEN SHOW IT. To them He declares Himself to be eminently holy and just; that He will by no means clear the guilty, and that He will finally render to every man according to the things he has done.
V. THE NECESSITY OF HIS VERY NATURE SHOWS IT. It is utterly impossible that a being holy, good, and wise as the Deity should be indifferent to the actions of His creatures, or that having given a law for their guidance, He should be indifferent as to the measure of their obedience to it. What, then, do we mean when we speak of the justice of God? It means that He will execute His whole law; that He will fulfil His word, and render to everyone according to his works. To make this justice perfect, as all the attributes of God must be supposed to be, it will descend to every particular in our conduct; nothing will be too small to be noted; nothing can be concealed from Him; nothing will be overlooked by Him. To make it consistent with the spiritual character of His nature, and with that spiritual holiness which He requires in His people, it will extend to every thought, to every purpose, to every hidden wish of the heart, as well as to every work and to every action.
(H. Raikes, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.