It takes confidence in God and the relationship one has with Him to uphold His justice and live in His gift of loving forgiveness.
The latter is a comfort zone of “Teknon,” child (not mature) of God, and the former is for matured sons, Huios.
Teknon of Rom8:16 is how the believer relate to God in His gifts, love, and mercies. Come to Him as little children (Mat18:3, the word little children is Paidon in Greek, means infant, little children, which is one stage of life before Teknon) to experience His loving kindness.
In the life of Teknon or Paidon of the Christian, there is abundant God’s love, forgiveness, and restoration.
However, the mature sons of God, Huois, are led by the Spirit (righteous living, heavenward focus) and not after the flesh (carnal living, earthbound) after Rom8:14 and Rom8:9. In the life of Huois, there is discipline, stewardship, calling and rewards.
The complete Christian is a composite of both Teknon-Paidon and Huois. They are manifestations of God’s love and God’s justice. As sons, we emulate and take after our Abba in heaven, the embodiment of love and justice.
There are NO winners, except the evil realm, to marginalize either His love or His justice. Embrace both and live out both.