Injustice and Oppression to be Punished

Blood hands

See, the Lord’s hand is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. Rather, your iniquities have been barriers between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue mutters wickedness. No one brings suit justly, no one goes to law honestly; they rely on empty pleas, they speak lies, conceiving mischief and begetting iniquity. They hatch adders’ eggs, and weave the spider’s web; whoever eats their eggs dies, and the crushed egg hatches out a viper. Their webs cannot serve as clothing; they cannot cover themselves with what they make. Their works are works of iniquity, and deeds of violence are in their hands. Their feet run to evil, and they rush to shed innocent blood; their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity, desolation and destruction are in their highways. The way of peace they do not know, and there is no justice in their paths. Their roads they have made crooked; no one who walks in them knows peace. (Isaiah 59:1-8, NRSV)

What is it that separates us from God?

Is it because God’s arms are too short?

Is it because God can’t hear us?

Is it because God doesn’t care?

No! God cares, we see that in Jesus.

God can hear us. We know this because of Jesus.

And God’s arms are not too short, they helped hold Jesus to the cross for all of us.

What keeps us from God is us. We chose to live in sin and to follow after what brings us instant gratification and joy and not trust in God to deliver us and free us and give us a life beyond our own comprehension.

As Isaiah says above, “For our hands are defiled with blood and our finger with iniquity; our lips have spoken lies, our tongue wickedness.” We have all fallen short.

But you can choose to follow the path that is peace. Turn to God and He will bring you home.

Do not look to your self, but look to the manger and the one who died for you.

Live not for yourself but live for Him!

Published by asacredrebel

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