Wednesday, July 20, 2016

God's lives matter!

Let's get things real for a starter: when abortion is , by far, the leading cause of death in the United States, then it is a lie to say that all lives matter! 

The recent spike in violence which seems to be related to prejudice on the part of many
has resulted in a lot of "   " lives matter jargon. You see, we creatures are sinful, by nature. That fact makes it very very difficult to avoid human sin-laden traits such as prejudice, pride, me first-ism, etc. When it all comes down to the bottom line, the life that matters most to us is our own.

I am always amazed when people claim that they are not prejudiced. It's another human trait to mistrust and be afraid of anyone who is not just like us. It took an indwelling of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost to open Peter's eyes to see his hatred of those who weren't Jewish like himself. Deep down, way down, we are all prejudiced and afraid.

Calling upon people to solve this problem is, unfortunately, always going to fall short of accomplishing true acceptance of others because we can't do it. On a one-to-one basis, we can do our best to reach out to others, say hello, good morning, etc. and mean it. Those types of interactions help, but do not solve the problems of the human heart.

So the solution? God is the solution and, here comes the bad part, He will accomplish a kingdom of people without sin, only after the return of the Lord Jesus Christ, the judgement of this torn world and the establishment of a kingdom truly without sin where people are not filled with traits that they cannot overcome without Divine Intervention. One will not find prejudice in this kingdom! There won't need to be chants of "   " lives matter because God is prepared to exclude all who would continue to be sin-filled based upon their response to His Son. Once the sorting out has taken place, true change will be real and sin will truly come to an end, sin that was defeated at the Cross of Jesus.

God's lives, the ones He created and saved, matter. Does God wish that all His creatures would be a part of this wonderful Kingdom to come, yes He does. It's as simple as opening ones heart to the truth of salvation and surrendering to the will of the Creator. Some have done so, some will do so, unfortunately, many will turn away to destruction.

What about you? Does your life matter? It is in the hands of the God of the Universe. He is just and loving and He listens for your response to His call...

Praise our God!