Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Redeeming love & justice across time and space

Luke 11:37-54.The meek & mild Jesus was not shy in dishing out woes & warnings. In many respects this elevated & intensified the looming showdown across time between God & man. On the one hand I rejoice that such a Saviour is willing to stand up & defend what is God’s yet at the same time I know with sin being sin that I am no better really than the Pharisees.If we stumble at just one point we are just as guilty as those that stumble at many points. Law breaking is law breaking. In this respect we all share the common ancestor of sinful nature via Noah via Adam via Eve via the Serpent.(Rom 3:9-20.)

From little things big things grow as yeast & mustard seeds do their thing. Yet Jesus makes the charge that the generation before him at the meal are accountable for what they failed to do regarding teaching & practicing the law. Luke 11:51-52.The New Testament church is also called to heed the danger. Rom 11:11-24. It’s a warning I can learn from as I trust God for my fully met salvation…true worship matters to God.

Isa 22:22-25. I will place on his shoulder the key to the house of David; what he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. I will drive him like a peg into a firm place; he will become a seat of honour for the house of his father. All the glory of his family will hang on him: its offspring and offshoots—all its lesser vessels, from the bowls to all the jars.  “In that day,” declares the LORD Almighty, “the peg driven into the firm place will give way; it will be sheared off and will fall, and the load hanging on it will be cut down.” The LORD has spoken.


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