A final thought from 1 Kings 21:
One way to summarize the meaning of this chapter would be to say that God sees all that men do and is greatly angered by their idolatry and sin. He will bring disaster and destruction on those who do evil--they won't get away with it in the end. Yet even in His judgment, He often shows mercy.
This foreshadows the day when justice and mercy will meet perfectly in the execution of Jesus--who received neither, so that we could enjoy both.
Justice and Mercy
Just and Merciful from the Beginning
Justice and Mercy at the Cross
[This post is part of the series "31 Days of Seeing Jesus"--click here for a list of all posts.]