Thursday, November 23, 2017

A&C Series - Pursue Judgement

"Be tender with one another, pursue judgment, bless the oppressed, care for the orphan, and uplift the widow in her need for I have redeemed you from being orphaned and taken you that you are no longer a widowed people. Rejoice in me, and rejoice with your brethren and sisters who are mine also. Be one." 
A&C Pg 7. 

Pursue Judgement.  As in bring justice to.  Not as in become judgmental, or start judging other people. Perhaps it's more in the spirit of Isaiah 1: 17: Learn to do good; seek justice, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow."  Or Psalm 10:18 "To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress."

Comparing this paragraph from the A&C, Isaiah, and Psalms, I conclude existing scripture and the A&C again  resonate with the same Spirit.  

If we seek justice for, or in other words seek for righteous judgement, we can help the oppressed find relief, and bring justice to the fatherless.  Who are the fatherless?  Are they not those who know not their Father which is in Heaven?  But the Lord has redeemed His people from being orphaned.  What great cause is there to rejoice, and to pursue judgement so others can be brought in.  There is cause to pursue judgement for the widow who suffers, and for all those who know not God.   For God has offered to redeem.   His hand is moving again. 

This thanksgiving my mind is on the prophesied judgments to come upon this land.  For those who were scattered, and driven, and only a remnant remain.  God's righteous judgement will come.  We can repent, and seek to gather those sheep who will, so that a righteous judgement can be pursued. 

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