God’s justice is a pathway to His mercy

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So the first angel went and poured out his bowl on the earth, and harmful and painful sores came upon the people who bore the mark of the beast and worshiped its image…  They were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues.  They did […]

God is the avenger of injustice

When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne.  They cried out with a loud voice, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge our blood on […]

God’s heart is for the helpless

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 82 GOD’S HEART IS FOR THE HELPLESS How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked?  Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. (Psalm 82:2-3) All throughout Scripture, God has harsh words and strong judgments for […]

Jesus cleared your debt completely

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Colossians 2 JESUS CLEARED YOUR DEBT COMPLETELY And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands.  This He set […]

God gives you options to use

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Acts 25 GOD GIVES YOU OPTIONS TO USE “If then I am a wrongdoer and have committed anything for which I deserve to die, I do not seek to escape death.  But if there is nothing to their charges against me, no one can give me up to them.  I […]

Don’t let politics derail your perspective

An Encouraging Word DON’T LET POLITICS DERAIL YOUR PERSPECTIVE Today my friend texted me in despair. “I’ve given up on everything political,” he said.  “If things are going to change for the better, it’s going to happen by changing the hearts of men.” How right he was. Today’s landmark Supreme Court decision will forever alter the […]

God will bring you justice in the end

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 37 GOD WILL BRING YOU JUSTICE IN THE END In just a little while, the wicked will be no more; though you look carefully at his place, he will not be there.  But the meek shall inherit the land and delight themselves in abundant peace.  (Psalm 37:8-9) Have you ever looked […]

Jesus sets you free from false dilemmas

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Luke 11 JESUS SETS YOU FREE FROM FALSE DILEMMAS “But woe to you Pharisees!  For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice and the love of God.  These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.”  (Luke 11:22) Sometimes we put ourselves in false […]

God is the avenger of injustice

Scripture Notes on Revelation 6 When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne.  They cried out with a loud voice, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge […]

And Justice for All (pt2)

How do we “reconcile” justice and mercy for those who hurt us? From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed […]