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Wednesday, November 5, 2008


When Jesus said "Love your neighbor as yourself."

We befriended the outcast.

We served at soup kitchens.

We volunteered for children's church.

We sent money oversees to Africa.

We raked our neighbor's leaves.

We tithed.

But when it comes to loving those people who are different than us ...

Who are a different religion.

Who are a different race.

Who are in a different political party.

We limit God's command.

Why have we forgotten God's calling?
"And what does the Lord require of you? To act JUSTLY and to LOVE MERCY and to walk HUMBLY with your God." Micah 6:8b

You may not like our president, but he has been chosen by God.

The same way God chose King David, Solomon, Josiah.

The same way God chose King Saul, Ahab, Manasseh.

Lose the hatred.

Start caring about what's on God's heart.

"Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice
and untie the cords of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free
and break every yoke?

Is it not to share your food with the hungry
and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—
when you see the naked, to clothe him,
and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?

Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
and your healing will quickly appear;
then your righteousness will go before you,
and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.

Then you will call, and the LORD will answer;
you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.
"If you do away with the yoke of oppression,
with the pointing finger and malicious talk,

and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry
and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
then your light will rise in the darkness,
and your night will become like the noonday. " Isaiah 58:6-10


It’s the desire of my heart
It’s the anthem of my birth
I love you 'til you cross the line
Then watch my faith turn into works

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