Wednesday, 8 August 2018

The World.


The way of the world is the way of power and might.

The way of the devil is to steal, kill, and destroy. (John 10:10)

That is why Jesus calls them children of the devil (John 8:44) because they steal, kill, and destroy.

"Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, says the Lord of hosts."  Zechariah 4:6 (NRSV)

The way of God is non-violent.

God punishes no one.

It is the way of truth.

God's Light reveals the truth.

That is why I will not sing "God of power and might."

He is not a God of power and might.

He does not use force or coercion.

He is a God of Love.

He is a God of mercy.

And His forgiveness is infinite.

"'Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.'"  Matthew 5:9 (NRSV) 

[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission.  All rights reserved.]

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