Wednesday Lectionary

There have always been those who will damn you for what you say and not what you do. They will defend their allies regardless of what they do. They cannot withstand those whos works are true and their words are true and can quite the difficult parts of scripture, and make the ideologieis of the day look foolish. They blaspheme, and they do not know it. Consider, for a second, the fool below. He cannot think of God apart from his own vices, and has to firmly believe there is no God. Such consider Christians blaspheme their sacred idol of tolerance. (fair warning: the other pictures there are NSFW)

Via Gab.Two lies,one poster.

31 The Jews picked up stones again to stone him. 32 Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you going to stone me?” 33 The Jews answered him, “It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you but for blasphemy, because you, being a man, make yourself God.” 34 Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I said, you are gods’? 35 If he called them gods to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be broken— 36 do you say of him whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming’, because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? 37 If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me; 38 but if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.” 39 Again they sought to arrest him, but he escaped from their hands.
40 He went away again across the Jordan to the place where John had been baptizing at first, and there he remained. 41 And many came to him. And they said, “John did no sign, but everything that John said about this man was true.” 42 And many believed in him there.

John 10:31-42, ESV

This is the Psalm Christ cited.

God has taken his place in the divine council;
in the midst of the gods he holds judgment:
2“How long will you judge unjustly
and show partiality to the wicked? Selah
3Give justice to the weak and the fatherless;
maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.
4Rescue the weak and the needy;
deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”
5They have neither knowledge nor understanding,
they walk about in darkness;
all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
6I said, “You are gods,
sons of the Most High, all of you;
7nevertheless, like men you shall die,
and fall like any prince.”a
8Arise, O God, judge the earth;
for you shall inherit all the nations!

Psalm 86, ESV

Note well: God will judge the nations, as he will judge us. For it is given to man to die once, and then give account. The leaders of any tribe and nation will have to deal with their own sins, and the sins they allowed, the injustice they encouraged.

It is far better to repent. None of us can meet the standards of God, who is truly righteous. It is far far better to not be offended by the the rules of God, the truth, and those who are noble. Your offence is because your conscience is pricked. Listen to that.

And do not be like them.