Do you suppose, O man --- you who judge those who do such things and yet do them yourself --- that you will escape the [righteous] judgment of God? Or do you presume on the riches of His kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?
This was to show God's righteousness, because in His divine forbearance He had passed over former sins. It was to show His righteousness at the present time, so that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
-- Romans 2:3-4, 3:25b-26