The integrity of mercy and justice must stand. Which is why David says ' your own blood be upon your head. ' And the law of Moses already stated that whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed. We must admit as a fundamental truth of the Bible that God is so Holy that we and every human being deserved hell for our disobedience toward him, and nothing in biblical religion makes sense unless you begin with that premise and t he premise that God is the judge and determiner of right and wrong. As I often say, you must be damned before you can be saved.
Now if someone tells you you're Wrong about something, how does that make you feel, but what if you discovered that you and God had different opinions? How you respond to someone or to God is largely determined by this: whether or not you believe that they are saying this to help you out of love or whether they are saying this to denigrate and destroy you! Enter Christ and the cross, you were wrong , but he has made you right!
We must do our part as Christians to uphold justice in the world, but to pray for mercy to redeem as many as God would see fit...for ISIS and a Crack dealer on the street my prayer is the same, save them or take them out, Lord. But we must uphold justice in terms of pleading against racism, paying our taxes correctly, supporting ethical business practices, and generally being Holy.
In Prayer Today:
Praise God for His justice.