Because I was bored I thought perusing FaceBook would fill some time. All this activity filled was my heart with sadness. Not sadness over the falseness of humanity or the latest natural disaster. It was sadness over the ongoing threads of anger, derision and disregard for fellow human beings; all by those who claim to love the One who created those human beings.
I’m sure many who read this will think I am soft on sin, leaning left politically and mired in the mud of social decline. For those who hold such thoughts, think again. I still stand for the flag, pray for the president, love my freedom and those who defend it and hit my knees in wonder before a holy and perfect God.
Sin, the falling short of God’s perfect standard, is destroying so many and weakening our country greatly. The agendas of so many special interest groups and lack of direction in leaders is a recipe for confusion and possible decline. And the ever increasing hunger for power without responsibility is putting us on thin ice.
So I ask you; is anger all we got?
I get it, I’m guilty far too often, but I’ve got to do better. We’ve got to do better. This is not some random feel good idea. Is anger all we, the blood bought sons and daughters of the living God, have to offer? If all I saw of the “Christian” life was the arrogant, harsh and condemning vitriol so broadly dumped in social media I’d run for the hills.
Jesus hated sin, because the Father hated sin. In fact, Jesus was the Father’s solution for sin; “The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.” (1 John 3:8) Jesus came motivated by love for His Father; that those His Father loved would be set free from sin. He did this in such a way that those who needed that love the most actually rejected Him with hate. But those who did not on any level think they had anything coming from God other than rejection were most drawn to Him and welcomed.
We are not called to be judge, jury and destroyers of those who aren’t like us. Nor are we called to be creators of standards; Jesus already bears that status. Jesus’ people are to emulate Him, represent the Father under the same purposes first released in Him. “Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.’ “(John 20:21) Is anger all we got?
Think about it, pray about it-e have more, so much more. We have Jesus. He Beats the daylights out of anger. Now that’s worth posting about.