Week 10 Day 5
Finding God in the Mysteries of every day
Isaiah 54:17 “No weapon that is formed against you will prosper;
And every tongue that [accuses you in judgment you will condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
And their vindication is from Me,” declares the Lord.
The Lord turned my mind to a question I have seldom asked. If someone is accusing, or attacking a person should we ponder whether they are striking out against some unfulfilled part of their own heart and mind? As a preacher and Pastor I often “traveled the road” of conciliation for convenience’s sake rather than confront an issue to seek resolution. The habit of the modern churchgoer in today’s context has been to use the threat of moving on if their “needs”, demands are not met. Sadly, neither conciliation nor confrontation seems to have any bearing on the issue at hand. Often times the accuser is struggling with the same issue, or something akin to that issue and is lashing out to assuage their own sense of guilt.
The words of Paul help us here. Romans 8 Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.
Also, we may be admonished by Moses words to the sons of Gad and Asher, Numbers 3223 But if you will not do so, behold, you have sinned against the Lord, and be sure your sin will find you out.
Perhaps our biggest problem is our blindness to our own need, and our deep seated desire to “lord it over”, that is our moral superiority, someone else.