Lecture 5, Justice, Mercy, and Grace:

When we talk about someone owing someone else, we are talking about indebtedness, or obligation. Everyone who has ever lived knows something about that. Either we owe someone or someone owes us. When we are the ones in debt, mercy and grace are very appealing concepts. When someone owes us, those concepts lose some of their luster and justice becomes more appealing. Our fallen human nature has a way of tilting the scales on our behalf. What does the sovereign God of the universe owe you?