"Does Mercy Rob Justice?"
"I've lived a good life," he said. "God truly knows!"
"He understands me, and mercy He will show."
"Made some mistakes, but that's how it goes.
God will forgive me, His love will bestow."
"For my heart is good, though my obedience slow.
The demands of justice, can line up by row."
Mercy rob justice, can that really be?
Would God expect nothing, then let him be free?
Desires of his heart, by which God will judge,
Will supersede commandments, he chose to fudge?
Forsake holy promises, he made with Him?
Will mercy save, despite those he trimmed?
And anxious he approached, the judgement seat.
To learn mercy and justice, do not compete!
Mercy's conditions, oaths and covenants to keep.
Would be required forever, for justice to sleep.
And so sadly he left, the heaven's court on high,
To receive something far less, for living a lie.