This is a common illustration that is used to demonstrate our text this week. You find yourself standing guilty before the judge of a crime. There is no doubt that you have done it but you see that the judge is your own father! You are confident that he will let you go without paying your fine. But then, you would see that he is not a good judge. A good judge has to enforce the law on everyone. So, will your father be a good father or a good judge? It's impossible to be both. Or is it? This Sunday we'll continue our study in Romans to see how God can be both a just judge and a loving father. Spoiler alert - it is all about the Gospel.