Labor in the Lord – merciful as the Father

This is the third week of our four week series we are calling “Labor in the Lord.” We hear in the writing of Paul, that in the Lord our Labor is never in vain. It may seem what we do for God does not accomplish anything, or we are not convincing people to become a disciple, or perhaps we think when we serve we are not making anything better. But when our labor is done…

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Isaiah 26:9 – December 18, 2018

My soul yearns for you at night, yes, my spirit within me seeks you at dawn; When your judgment comes upon the earth, the world’s inhabitants learn justice. Isaiah 26:9 NABRE      In this section of Isaiah the prophet is speaking about a vision of the end of the world. The Lord will pass an end to the whole world, an event marking the “day of the Lord,” a day of great catastrophe. The righteous will…

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Proverbs 13:6 – December 8, 2018

Justice guards one who walks honestly, but sin leads the wicked astray. Proverbs 13:6 NABRE      God created the world and established equity and justice. He is regarded as the source and guardian of justice because justice and righteousness are His very nature, His attributes. Justice and judging are closely related, as Judge God administers justice by punishing those whose conduct makes the lives of others difficult. God provides retribution to all people according to their…

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Micah 6:8 – August 19, 2018

You have been told, O mortal, what is good, and what the LORD requires of you: Only to do justice and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 NABRE      The prophet Micah is God’s spokesman calling people to conversion. He is convinced that God is faithful, and therefore the message he preaches is always wrapped in hope and future salvation. Micah is a book that threatens, then promises deliverance, threats…

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