Saturday, March 14, 2015

Lenten Devotion -- Saturday, March 14

Day 24

God is an awesome God, God is well worthy of our praise. God rules over all the world. God made it all.

He will judge the world with righteousness,
    and the peoples with his truth.
I'm not sure the world could stand to be judged right now, even God's righteousness. I'm pretty certain God's truth is not something the world is ready for. The world has a long, long way to go before it can be ready. Here's hoping that righteous people everywhere will rise to the challenge of making the world ready.
Questions for reflection:
  1. What judgments do you think are needed right now for the world? How would the world be different if it proclaimed, “Jesus is Lord”?
    1. The world needs to wake up and stop letting the fear mongers hold so much sway. The world is allowing itself to buy into the war mongers' propaganda that we need more military escalation to keep us safe. I'm deliberately side-stepping the second question, not because I don't believe that the world should be proclaiming "Jesus is Lord", but because that mind set is used by certain extremists for very jingoistic purposes.
  2. Where do you see righteousness and truth being practiced in your life? Where could there be more righteousness?
    1. Wherever people of faith get together to work for the greater good and moving toward the Kingdom. There could more righteousness EVERYWHERE!

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