Thursday, August 15, 2013

Hands of Peace

Today’s sermon may have struck a chord of guilt or shame or even fear. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. As we remember the things that He has done, we are reminded that He is holy and His holiness is something that causes us fear. 

But we are now come to the Table of Thanksgiving and peace. You cannot fix all your relationships from the end of the sermon to the beginning of the Lord’s Table. Relationships take time. But you can hear the Word of the Lord and determine to do that which is right, being fully at peace with God and men, so much as it is up to you to do so. 

The world is a messy place and we are prone to continually mess this up, giving and taking offense until the Lord Jesus returns. Thus, we must rest in His grace, humble ourselves, confess our faults, not take offense and as much as the peace is in our hands, hold that peace up to Jesus as a return offering of His grace to us. Like Samuel, we should lie down in peace and wait upon the Word of Yahweh. Speak, Lord, for thy servant heareth. And when He speaks peace to us in Christ, we simply give Him thanks.

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