Monday, December 28, 2020

Kindle-ready

What does God desire?

The question assumes a couple things first: (1) God exists. (2) God has desires.

Once those facts are established, people who know the Bible may think of Micah 6:8, a line from Scripture that closely resembles the question:

After asking, “Will the LORD be pleased” with sacrifice, the writer explains “He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?”

When that's not happening, what does God desire then?

Jesus shed some light on this subject: “I came to send fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!” (Luke 12:49).

If that's not how you think of Jesus, then maybe you don't know Him as well as you thought you did.

By fire, is Jesus talking about the big fire of judgment at the end? Or is He talking about the Holy Spirit?

The latter has come. The former is in store.

The world is not full of justice and mercy. The pathway to get there is to cleanse the earth of the shedding of innocent blood and other injustices. Final judgment will be complete.

If people want to avoid that final and eternal judgment, then they need to trust in Jesus as their Savior.

Have you?

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