The Wandering Desert Monk

The Wandering Desert Monk

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Justice is coming!

We are beginning a new year. A time to turn the page and start a-fresh. Remember when you started a new school year and you had those new notebooks with nothing written in them. They even smelled new. Of course, there did come a time when you had to show the teacher how you had used the notebook. Life is like that – there is a time to give an account for how we used our days and our lives. For those who claim to follow a Higher Power, this accounting can be a time of fear. The Psalmist wrote about this time of accountability:

God summons heaven and earth as a jury, he’s taking his people to court:

“Round up my saints who swore on the Bible their loyalty to me.”
The whole cosmos attests to the fairness of this court, that here God is judge. – Psalm 50:4-6 (The Message)

Notice that the accounting is actually good news because the call to stand in God’s courtroom affirms that there is justice in the world. How often have we thought that the world is a very unfair place; the wicked seem to get off scot-free? One translation translates the last sentence as, “There is justice on the earth!” This is good news! – Ron Friesen

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