Brothers and sisters,
Happy Monday to all! We sought to “Behold Our God” and worship Him alone yesterday as we met. Then from James 5, we looked at how believers should patiently deal with injustice. Injustice is something that we do need to stand against so that it might be corrected. But we need to stand against it in the right way. We stand against it in love and in truth. We do not use evil, violence, or unjust means to correct injustice. We stand against it, not truly for ourselves, but for those around us who come after us. We stand against it in nonviolence and love, even praying for those who commit injustice. We make sure we are not part of injustice. We refuse to hoard wealth and blessing God has given to us. We stand against injustice by justly paying for service and those who work for us. We stand against injustice by using God’s blessings, not mainly for our comfort, ease, and pleasure, but for the good of others. Finally, we realize that all the injustices of this life will not be corrected until God’s great day of judgment when every wrong will be righted. Believers patiently wait for the just God of the universe to right every wrong at the soon return of Christ.
The Easter season is a time when many people are more open to invitations to come to church. Also, most studies reveal people are more likely to come to worship when a friend invites them. Who could you pray for and invite to church this Easter season?
Remember to keep praying continually for each other.
Love being your pastor!
Bob Ray, Pastor, East Madison Baptist Church