Injustice & Vindication
The world is filled with injustice. Our lives at times seem to be filled with it too. While we should always seek to pursue justice for the sake of the One who embodies it (Ps.97:2), there are many times when equitable solutions are not attainable this side of heaven. Thankfully, God has promised that every wrong will one day be made right (Lk.18:8). In the meantime, amid the difficult and painfully “unfair” situations we experience, our challenge is to live out the directives found in 1 Peter 4. God’s word says: “don’t be surprised” (v.12), “rejoice” in the future vindication that is ours at Christ’s return (v.13), “don’t be ashamed” of being unjustly treated (v.16), “commit yourself to your faithful Creator” knowing he sees all and will one day hold everyone accountable for their actions (v.19a), and purpose to “continue to do good” (v.19b). This may seem to be a hard string of imperatives to follow in the midst of our pain, but at least we know the target and we can be assured that God is ready to empower those who resolve to obey his word. So when it seems “all wrong” don’t lose heart, follow God’s instructions and one day God will vindicate his children.
Jesus commanded us to “love the Lord your God with all your … mind”(Luke 10:27). It is hard to ponder God as transcendently glorious, perfectly holy, absolute in power, and impeccably wise without our attitudes and actions being shaped by those truths. When we worship God, we dare not simply mouth the words of our worship songs and hymns; our minds must be focused and engaged so that our lives will follow. As we meditate on the glorious truth of who God is, may our lives be continually transformed by the renewal of our mind.
When you give to Focal Point this month we would like to show our appreciation by sending you a copy of a brand new CD from the worship band at Compass Bible Church. The CD includes four original songs designed to engage both our hearts and minds in worship to our exalted God. The CD is titled Coronation. We’re also including a Bible study booklet on the Psalms, covering the basics everyone should know in order to fully unlock, appreciate and learn from these heart-filled cries.
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