WEDNESDAY, MAY 20
Scripture: Genesis 9:6, 12:3
Genesis 9:6 says, “Whoever sheds man’s blood, By man his blood shall be shed; For in the image of God He made man.” Genesis 12:3 says, “I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” We find that the foundational principles of doing judgment are given to us in Scripture and it is made very, very plain. Whoever sheds man’s blood, by man his blood shall be shed. And God promises to bless those who bless Abraham and curse those who curse him. What man does to covenant believers is what God does to them. How the world treats the family of God is how God promises to treat the world. When people mistreat the church, God’s judgment comes and He is willing to pour out on them exactly what they have poured out on His people. That begs the question, how do we pray for Isis and how do we pray for radical, extremist jihadists? We can pray that God weigh to all those who teach jihad what they weigh to God’s people. We can pray that the degree to which they persecute and kill Christians, let the God of Heaven persecute and kill them. In Jesus’ name, weigh to them what they have weighed to the church! And the degree to which Obama turns a deaf ear to the cries of beheaded Christians, let the God of Heaven turn a deaf ear when he faces peril. Axios, or weighing to a person what he or she has weighed to others, is a just, biblical standard to guide our judicial prayer. Biblical principles are clear – God weighs to people what they weigh to the church. Will we allow the Spirit to guide us there?