Panecea

“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?”
‭‭Micah‬ ‭6:8‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Panacea

The problems are mounting, and life on this planet seems all but impossible. People around the world are looking at the dark realities that are overwhelming each country, and falling back on tried and untrue methods for dealing with them. Though we often ignore it, God has given us the panacea in the Gospel, for it has the power to change all things, and cure all ills.

All manner of government has been tried, every style of economy and yet we have troubles. The hope of the world is fading and each day brings an even more dire forecast. Through all of the striving in this world, no one has sought to do according to the the Lord.

While preparing the meme for my local church, I read the verse in Micah and was astounded at how simple out was. The wisdom of God is far beyond ours, and it cuts to the core of the issue. I remember learning the golden rule when was young. Back then it was in every classroom. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

“Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”
Matthew 7:12 NKJV

The world has long ago lost sight of this piece of divine wisdom, opting instead to focus on gaining the upper hand, on gaining political authority, thus creating division, and a reason for further conflict.

“Do Justly”

We have created a cultural seesaw in this country where there is an active effort to push all out of balance. There is talk of equality, of equity, but in reality, the aim is to dominate, to punish people for the perceived sins of the past, while ignoring their own. This is not limited to one side or the other, but it goes back and forth, further dividing human from human, and making justice all but impossible to find.

There is coming a day when the Lord Jesus will return, and He will bring true justice, for He will destroy the evil doers, reserve the righteous, create a new reality where He will reign. Gone will be the motivations of men and women, who themselves are motivated by the flesh.

While we are waiting the Lord has given us the Gospel, that all those who come to salvation in Jesus, can have a new heart. We who have been saved, converted, and are being transformed, have the knowledge of God’s justice. We have been given the power to overcome the draw of the flesh, to seek the justice of the earth dweller.

The Holy Spirit helps us to see the need in others from His perspective and with His heart. Through Him we have a purse and undefiled religion. The word of God is full of HIs justice, and has many reminders and examples for the follower of Jesus. Every issue from caring forth poor to caring for the immigrant is covered, if we are willing to surrender our hearts to His will.

“Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.”
James 1:27 NKJV

“‘And if a stranger dwells with you in your land, you shall not mistreat him. The stranger who dwells among you shall be to you as one born among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.”
Leviticus 19:33-34 NKJV

“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”
Galatians 3:28-29 NKJV

We are called to reach the world with the Gospel, a mission made far easier of done with a heart of love.

“Love mercy”

The greatest definition of mercy for me is not giving people what they deserve. After the merciless massacre of innocents at the supermarket in Buffalo, NY, I am sure there were those who desired to bring about payback. I myself was greatly troubled in the morning after, for I had to decide to follow my angry flesh or to follow Jesus. I thought about skipping church, since most in my congregation are white. I decided to go, the Lord filled me with His love that I showed to my brothers and sisters.

I was reminded that I was no longer my own, for I was now the sole property of Jesus, and view had to reflect His. I was going to be with God’s people, who were no longer known by the culture labels of this world, but the new name the Lord will give them. Galatians 3:28 personified.

Through my walk with Jesus, the Lord has greatly transformed my heart, that I look not to the slights that I experience, but past them to the work the Lord has done and can do in the human heart.

I am reminded that Jesus went to the cross to die for my sins, showing me great mercy, for if I had been one standing at the foot of Pilate’s palace, I too, would have been one yelling “crucify Him.”

“Walk humbly with our God”

It is through my intimacy with Jesus, that I have been able to truly see who I am. The tendency of the unregenerate is to make comparison, to look upon others as lower because they sin differently than we do. We forget that we are all sinners, and that only by God’s grace have we been holy.

“But we are all like an unclean thing, And all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags; We all fade as a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, Have taken us away.”
Isaiah 64:6 NKJV

“As it is written: “There is none righteous, no, not one;”
Romans 3:10 NKJV

It is with that in my mind, that we walk humbly with our God. It is with that in mind that we should approach the world, for we have been commissioned to preach Jesus and not ourselves. Time is short, brothers and sisters, let us be faithful and go and tell what God has done.

Be just, show mercy, and walk humbly, that we bring the message of Jesus to a sick and dying world, for which God has given us the panacea for sin and death.

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#praythathegospelgothroughouttheworld

https://www.allaboutgod.com/the-roman-road.htm

One thought on “Panecea

  1. We are heirs of the Lord Jesus, aliens and strangers, now of a holy race and royal priesthood. So thankful for you brother! I am praying with you

    Ephesians 4:32 (ESV) 32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

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