THURSDAY, MAY 20
Scripture: Psalm 89:11-15
In verses 11-15 we discover that the Throne of God is built on righteousness and mish-pawt/justice. Mercy and truth go before His face. “’Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O LORD, in the light of Your countenance.’” The balance between the Priestly and Kingly ministries is the balance between tse-dek/righteousness and mish-pawt/justice. The question is, do we in prayer direct mercy to the individual or to the nation? When mercy goes to the nation, we must demand the removal of those who are defiling it or land has to be judged. Knowing the joyful sound knows that you can save the land by invoking God’s covenant against all those who are defiling and destroying it. To do anything less is to enable evil. How could the church have grown so passive over the last forty years? There is only one reason – they have been anesthetized with half of the gospel and can only turn the other cheek.