Throughout the book of Daniel we have to engage the doctrines of God's sovereignty, justice, and mercy. In Chapter 5 we see all three harmonizing together, but many still have questions about the nature of justice and mercy. How can God punish sin at one point, but forgive sin at another. We summarized the answer by saying, "the scales of God's justice and mercy and perfectly balanced in Jesus Christ."
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You should also meditate on Article 20 from the Belgic Confession.
The Justice and Mercy of God in Christ
We believe that God—
who is perfectly merciful
and also very just—
sent the Son to assume the nature
in which the disobedience had been committed,
in order to bear in it the punishment of sin
by his most bitter passion and death.
So God made known his justice toward his Son,
who was charged with our sin,
and he poured out his goodness and mercy on us,
who are guilty and worthy of damnation,
giving to us his Son to die,
by a most perfect love,
and raising him to life
for our justification,
in order that by him
we might have immortality
and eternal life.