12 comments on “Love, Justice and Our Response

  1. This seems to be the week for living words! This word “blameless”. Always me living a life that is pure, loving, beyond reproach from others, like as in being a “good Christian” blameless living.
    Then just now that word shifted massively. Blameless just went personal: I will live without blaming others. I will live without excusing myself because of others’ actions. I will take ownership of every decision and choice I make. I will live nakedly before God and (perhaps more importantly) before myself.
    This one has shaken me to the core. Never seen that before.
    Thank you.

  2. David was a complicated man who had trouble getting along with his children. Perhaps he did with God too. At this writing, he felt like God was holding him back from him. It reminded me of Absalom who begged to see his father. Can I come to you now?

  3. High aspirations for David – within his house and in public also. High aspirations for us also, should we chose to follow in his footsteps.

  4. I think you have read this just as Paul did. In chapter 3 of Romans he writes: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

    When we sing of Jesus’ cross we sing of God’s justice as well as his love.

  5. Pingback: A blameless life | Just me being curious

  6. “when most people apply fairness to themselves, [they] forget all about what is fair to the other person.” Aptly stated, Don. And grace was never fair to begin with.

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