Friday, May 5, 2017

Friday, May 5th: 1 Kings 19-20; Luke 23:1-25 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is 1 Kings 19-20; Luke 23:1-25

There is so much injustice in this world - at times the guilty are set free; at times the innocent are punished or even executed.

Sometimes it's in small but personal ways - a less deserving person is promoted over you because they are willing to be deceitful and you are known for your integrity.

Sometimes it's in large scale ways where the innocent are victimized - sexual trafficking, racism, abortion, just to name a few.

Jesus can empathize.  Never in the history of the world was there a more innocent and perfect human. And yet he was condemned to die based on trumped up charges and an illegal trial.

But thankfully for us, we are also treated "unjustly".  We are all guilty of sin against God and deserving of death.  But God does not treat us as we deserve.  Instead, in order to make this injustice just, Jesus takes our punishment and gives us His righteousness in return.  Completely undeserved.

Let us be thankful for this mercy, and let us do what we can to promote justice according to God's definition - which is the only one that counts.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage1 Kings 21-22; Luke 23:26-56

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