Restoration > Retribution

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Non-redemptive blaming fails everyone. Yes, there are willfully bad people who need justice served. No one could honestly deny that. However, most people (we social media pundits included) are deeply entangled with complex dynamics of suffering injustices while also returning injustices in very unhelpful ways. These cycles can be broken with reality based HOPE. Specifically related to police and communities currently protesting police: Some cops do have dangerous biases and do need to be renewed or removed from the force. Some citizens do have dangerous intentions and actions and need to be renewed …

Wednesday – redemption.

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Romans 5:18-19 Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous. Wednesday – redemption. Humanity chose to defy God. Humanity lives in a God defying world. A God defying world is encased in death. God in Christ is God’s gracious response to humanity’s defiance. Defiance is overcome with sacrificial obedience Righteousness overcomes …

Comforted by God through Christ’s redemption

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Monday: God and his righteousness is our treasure Tuesday: we mourn about unrighteousness and suffering, but we have hope of comfort. Wednesday: God our father provides our comfort through Christ our redeemer Isaiah 40:1-3 Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. (2) Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the LORD’s hand double for all her sins. (3) A voice cries: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD; make straight in the …