Let's Be Clear About Something

Let’s be clear about something. God is love and passionately lavishes His love on us in order save every human on earth if they turn to Jesus in trust. However, flowing from this same heart of infinite love is justice for the oppressed, marginalized, immigrant, poor, violated, children harmed in any manner or any of the most vulnerable of society. He stands with them and for them precisely because He is love. Therefore, the racist words and actions of the current administration, among many other egregious things, invites the just judgment of God. Any honest reading of Scripture’s unfolding story from Genesis to Revelation makes this vividly clear. What may appear as His delayed execution of justice is He’s aching heart of mercy, pleading with the proud, hard-hearted and oppressive sinner to REPENT, to turn to Him before its too late! I say there is often an “apparent delay” because He is present, active and “on the ground” in real time, working behind the scenes bringing about justice, righting wrongs, though not yet the full measure of His judgment. It may not seem like it sometimes, but He is doing something right now! God the Father said to His resurrected and highly exalted Son King Jesus, the sovereign Ruler of the earth, that He is to sit at His righthand until He makes His enemies His footstool. This is happening now, until fully realized at the return of the King. Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Amen. 


CJ Cousins

Follower of Jesus, Husband, Father and Associate Pastor for Younger Generations at Vienna SDA Church.