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Revelation 19 — When justice comes

I was reading a letter from an elementary school that my friend in Hawaii posted on Facebook today. It talked about how a child going to school was accosted by a stranger who threatened to kidnap her. A high school … Continue reading

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Revelation 8-9 — The gravity of judgment

How does heaven see injustice? And how does heaven see judgment when it comes? I think we find both answers here. Normally, heaven rings with the worship of the cherubim, seraphim, the elders, and all the saints. But when the … Continue reading

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Revelation 6:9-11 — How long until justice comes?

We jumped the fifth seal yesterday because it takes a slightly different perspective from the other five we looked at. Seals 1-4 and seal 6 all have to do with the judgments going on upon the earth. Here in seal 5, … Continue reading

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II Peter 2:3-9 — A destruction that is not sleeping

Sometimes we wonder why God allows so much evil in the world. We wonder why God doesn’t do something now about the people who are doing evil. And in addressing the false teachers and their fate, Peter gives us an answer … Continue reading

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Romans 12:14, 17-21 — When people hate us

One thing that the early Christians had to face, and Christians have to face to this day is hatred and persecution. And Paul told the church how to handle it.  He said, Bless those who persecute you; bless and do … Continue reading

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Romans 3:25-28 — Forbearance and justice

Paul puts in some very interesting thoughts concerning those who lived and died before Christ’s sacrifice on the cross.  He said, God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood.  He did this to demonstrate his justice, … Continue reading

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Luke 11:37-44 — What’s in the heart

In this passage, Jesus give a blistering criticism of the Pharisees.  And basically what it came down to was what was in their hearts. The Pharisees looked so good on the outside.  They were so careful to keep the law. … Continue reading

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Proverbs 17 — Even when it works…

I’ve mentioned before that some of the proverbs express truths that God doesn’t necessarily approve of.  Proverbs 17:8 is an example of this. A bribe is a charm to the one who gives it; wherever he turns, he succeeds. At … Continue reading

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Psalm 109 — Bitterness and forgiveness, mercy and justice

This is another of the imprecatory psalms, where we see the psalmist calling for the judgment of God on those who have wronged him. A lot of people, including myself, get disturbed reading these kinds of psalms, because it seems … Continue reading

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Psalm 75 — When justice finally comes

Whenever I look at this psalm, I can’t help but sing to myself the old chorus based on this psalm. We give thanks to thee O Lord, we give thanks. For thy name is near, Thy wondrous works men declare. … Continue reading

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Psalm 64 — No escape

One of my all-time favorite shows is “Columbo.”  They often show it on “Mystery Channel” here in Japan.  And in it, the criminals always think they have devised the perfect crime, only to see it come unraveled thread by thread … Continue reading

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Ezekiel 18:25-29 — A warped sense of justice

“God’s not fair.” It is a little ironic that people sometimes say this.  Why?  Basically because God’s way of thinking is perfect and holy, and ours has been corrupted by sin. Yet we dare, with our corrupted judgment, to disagree … Continue reading

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Isaiah 42:1-17 — The One who brings justice and hope

I love the words concerning Jesus here.  The Father says of him, Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him and he will bring justice to the … Continue reading

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