Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter!

who acquit the guilty for a bribe,
and deprive the innocent of his right! (Isaiah 5:20,23)

This coming Sunday we take time to mourn and speak out against the evil that happens in our cities: abortion. The depriving of the innocent of their rights which is under legal protection. Evil is called good. Darkness is presented as light and the bitter for sweet.

As we live in this as God’s people it is good to see what Isaiah saw. Even with these woes being leveled against the people Israel Isaiah,

saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called to another and said:

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
the whole earth is full of his glory!” (Isaiah 6:1-3)

Even though the world we see is full of wickedness the reign of our Holy, Sovereign God is the reality. Even though Isaiah was surrounded by a people who rejected justice and loved sin it did not infringe upon God’s reign.

We, ourselves, are the most thankful that God is patient with sinners. For by His patience, we were lead to repentance and faith in Christ. We seek to over turn the evil. We mourn that the evil is allowed to continue. But we also know to be patient about the promises,

But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed. (2 Peter 3:8-10)

Evil will be done away with. God will fulfill His promises. Until that time we proclaim Christ and seek to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with our God. Which in this case it is to proclaim the evils of abortion and to seek the over turning of the laws which allow it.

Come, Jesus, come. Amen.

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