Week 50 Day 4
Finding God in the Mysteries of every day
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Romans 2: 3 So when you, a mere human being, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment? 4 Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?
5 But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed.
When I listen to Christians rail against the unrighteousness abroad in the world today and place the blame on the limp wristed courts and feckless leaders I really wish they would go back and read the constitution of these United States. In a perhaps misguided attempt to mirror the holiness of God the founding fathers and the framers of that document left room as God did for the free will of people. Much like the Sorcerer’s apprentice who, in his arrogance thought he could do everything his master did.
The unfortunate consequence of God’s holiness is the fact that we live in a world ruled by “the prince of the power of the air” (Ephesians 2:2) and so, every possible perversion meant to be held at bay by the “perfect law of God” (Psalm 19:7) is paraded before everyone and seeks to be declared the normative behavior for human beings.
Now for the ten thousand dollar questions. “Why should I care?” Don’t we live in a live and let live world? Hardly. Wars are fought for the promotion of our perversions all over the globe. So, as Chuck Colson asked in his now famous book; How then shall we live?
Jesus left 12 guys behind and commissioned them to go and make disciples. He filled them with his Holy Spirit. Note, I said Holy Spirit. That means a spirit that would give them the strength to carry out the mission without falling and failing and giving up in the face of the most enormous opposition imaginable.