Even when speaking about
The LORD examines the righteous, but the wicked, those who love violence, he hates with a passion. Psalm 11: 5 (NIV)
Hates with a passion! Take a look at all of the Scripture in
this one devotional! This is not a subject God takes lightly. Sometimes it
appears that we can take it so. We get hooked into the media and think that God
The Lord isn't really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent. 1Peter 3: 9 (NLT)
He does not want any to perish beloved. This verse is so often quoted but reflect now that it not only refers to your neighbors and family members. It also refers to your enemies and those who live in other countries. It even refers to the Muslim. No one is beyond the redeeming grace and mercy of God Almighty. No one.
Besides the non-believers we also must realize that Christianity exists
beyond these shores. It is estimated that there are over 650,000 Christians
So join me this weekend in a special prayer for peace in this world. I know some will say I am naive but I know the God I serve is bigger than any problem man creates. The God I serve demands that as Christians we make every effort to live at peace with one another. The God I serve is not a king of war; He is the Prince of Peace.
Reverend Anthony Wade May 26, 2011