Psalms 94:14-15 (NIV)
14. For the LORD will not reject his people; he will never forsake his inheritance. 15. Judgment will again be founded on righteousness, and all the upright in heart will follow it.
Judgement will again be founded on righteousness. In today’s craaaaazy messed up world, I really can’t wait. It seems that judgement today is based on the way the wind is blowing. Inclusiveness and tolerance is defined by agreeing within the narrow confines of whatever excluded group is demanding inclusion.
Maybe excluding people who disagree with your terms of inclusion is inclusive enough, but then those that exclude those that don’t make them feel safe don’t make me feel safe, so they should be excluded, right? Eventually, we’ll all be excluded in the name of inclusion. Unless of course, “they” have determined that their terms of inclusion are superior to my terms of inclusion.
Wait, that’s pretty elitist, isn’t it? WTH? To me, it’s time to heed the words of Waylon Jennings – let’s get back to the basics of love – but that’s just me.
And it’s not like this is anything new.
Acts 13:44-47 (NLT)
44 The following week almost the entire city turned out to hear them preach the word of the Lord. 45 But when some of the Jews saw the crowds, they were jealous; so they slandered Paul and argued against whatever he said.
46 Then Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and declared, “It was necessary that we first preach the word of God to you Jews. But since you have rejected it and judged yourselves unworthy of eternal life, we will offer it to the Gentiles. 47 For the Lord gave us this command when he said,
“I have made you a light to the Gentiles, to bring salvation to the farthest corners of the earth.”
OK, not the smoothest of transitions, but it sure sounds a lot like today. The elites were jealous of Paul and argued against what Paul said, so Paul and Barnabas went to everyone else. Prophesy was fulfilled. Salvation is being brought to the ends of the world overcoming the actions and objections of those in power who were so focused on the legalistic BS that they lost sight of what mattered – love.
Judgment will again be founded on righteousness, and all the upright in heart will follow it. Where’s your heart?