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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Bible Passage:1 Peter 3:12

"FOR THE EYES OF THE LORD ARE UPON THE RIGHTEOUS, AND HIS EARS ATTEND TO THEIR PRAYER, BUT THE FACE OF THE LORD IS AGAINST THOSE WHO DO EVIL."

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If you do not revenge yourself and do not repay evil with evil, there is the Lord in heaven above who cannot tolerate wrongs; for this reason, he that does not strike back must have his justice.  These God beholds; their prayer reaches His ear; He is our Protector and will not forget us; therefore, we cannot escape from His eyes.  We should comfort ourselves with this thought.  And so this should induce a Christian to endure all injustice with patience, and not return evil.  If I properly reflect, I see that the soul which does me wrong must burn forever in hell-fire.  Therefore a Christian heart should speak in this wise: Dear Father, since this man falls so sadly under Thy wrath and so miserably throws himself into hell-fire, I pray that Thou wouldst forgive him, and do to him even as Thou hast done toward me since Thou hast rescued me from condemnation.  But how can we do this?  Thus: While He graciously looks down upon the righteous, He also looks angrily at the wicked, wrinkles His brow and turns it in indignation upon them; since we know then that He looks upon us graciously and upon them with disfavor, we ought to suffer ourselves to pity and mourn for them, and pray for them.


O Father, God of love,
Hear now my supplication!
Lord Jesus, Son of God,
O grant me Thy salvation!
And Thou, O Holy Ghost,
Always abide with me,
That I may serve Thee here,
And there eternally!

--
Cuda.
aka Pastor Robin Fish
To be Lutheran is to be Christian -- and Vice Versa!


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