Tuesday, 21 March 2017
The way of the world is the way of power and might.
The way of the devil is to steal and kill and destroy. (John 10:10a)
That is why Jesus calls them children of the devil (John 8:44a) because they steal and kill and destroy.
"'Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, says the Lord of hosts.'" Zechariah 4:6b (NRSV)
The way of God is non-violent.
God punishes no one.
It is the way of 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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