He’s on His own side

Posted: April 9, 2011 in Theology

Humanity has so many gods precisely due to preference for entertaining voices that cater to our diverse cravings.  And in giving in to these voices, we stop listening to the voice of the Living God who is the only one with the capacity to say something redemptive – something corrective.

The Living God will not be managed.  He is no personal genie or national tribal god who fights our wars.  He isn’t “on our side.”  He’s on the side of what the Old Testament prophets called “justice.”  He’s on the side of the poor, the widows, and the orphans.  He holds our pride and smug self-assurance in contempt as surely as he holds the cries of the oppressed with the utmost regard.  He’s on His own side.  And if we wish for Him to bless us, we need to to surrender to His will, because His will is the only place that’s already blessed.

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