Sin is lawlessness! (I John 3:4) Lawlessness is nothing more than wanting to do things your way without any regard for what has been laid down as right. God is against lawlessness, as well as all wickedness. Then you hear people say, "If there is a good and all-powerful God, why doesn't He do something about all the evil in the universe?" People consistently want to know why evil is allowed to brutalize so many.
From the beginning of this earth, God has opposed man's wickedness and lawless acts. He has poured out His judgments time and time again, and at one time completely wiped out every living thing on this earth with the exception of eight people. One day, in Christ Jesus, there is coming another judgment in which every single act of wickedness by man will be called into account and punished. Adam and Eve sinned in the beginning and their acts of sin were lawless! They earned God's judgment and ever since, man has followed in their rebellion. I realize there are different levels of sin but all sin is lawless and holds people accountable before the righteous Judge. We are not "one sin" sinners! We have sinned over and over and some of our sins have been so often, we think little of them. We have sinned so much that we have helped our society breed more sin and the little babies born into this world will be influenced by our sin.
Jesus came as a ransom for our sinfulness. (I Tim. 2:6) He was deeply wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities and the chastening of our well being was upon Him. (Isa. 53:4-12) The One who knew no sin became our sin. (II Cor. 5:21) It was His blood that released us from our sins, showing us His love. (Rev. 1:5) When we were enemies of God, we were reconciled to God through His Son. (Rom. 5:10)
The only way our criminal record before God is removed is us identifying with Jesus. We put Him on in baptism being in union with Him so He would be our representative and substitute. Upon our faith in Him, God acquits us, the lawless and wicked. It's nothing we have done and everything He has done. The next time you want justice from God, remember, the only reason we are righteous and just is because of Him. Without Him, we too should be brought to justice and condemned. That should touch our hearts and make us thankful...WORSHIP GOD!