The Beatitudes speak of God’s faithfulness- his kingdom is coming. The Beatitudes speak of God’s justice- his kingdom’s rule and reign means justice. The difficulty is, while God’s kingdom has dawned it’s fullness has not yet come. We live in an in-between time where the corruption of this world has not been place fully under the one true King’s feet. Thus, we live in a place where people are poor, where we mourn, where the meek are oppressed, where people are hungry and thirsty, where mercy is rare, where few are pure and peacemaking is a lost skill and where persecution must be endured. Seeking to live justly now often means suffering at the hands of injustice. But it also means blessing because the Great I AM, who was faithful to inaugurate his kingdom, is faithful and will fulfill it!
June 9, 2011
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