SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6
Scripture: Mark 4:1-8
Finally the good news is that every single one of us have good ground on the inside of us and that good ground is guaranteed to yield a crop that will spring up, increase and grow. When we weed it, when we get out the stones, when we plow the ground and prepare it, then we are promised a dramatic harvest the least of which is thirty-fold. We were created for God’s absolute truth. When we receive the seed, we are well on our way to bearing the full measure of fruit that God has ordained and established for our lives. The full measure of eternal fruit means standing for absolute truth. God does not tolerate sin, He judges it. Jesus took that judgment on Himself allowing mercy to be extended – or judgment – if needed. As a King to the King of Kings, we extend what is needed. When politicians need judgment and we extend mercy, their judgment comes on the entire nation. If the church through tradition blesses the politicians who promoted homosexuality by voting to end ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ instead of praying covenant judgment on their heads, the judgment ultimately comes on the nation!