Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The River or The Fire?

A city burns and blame is cast with hot, molten anger, seasoned with self-righteousness and smothered with pat-answer arrogance.  The verse that comes to mind when assessing the trigger and reaction that have contributed to this horrendous mass meltdown is this: “…the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.”  Justice is lost when anger rules.  Justice cannot be enforced by anger, nor can it be recovered by it.  Righteousness is only enforceable when reasoned restraint is applied.  Self-righteousness and entitlement easily lend themselves to lawlessness and disorder.  The Bible calls us to “Come. Let us reason together.”  If we fail to “Come to the river” we will surely, “jump into the fire” and, eventually all be consumed.  God have mercy on our land. 

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