6 THINGS THAT GRIEVE GOD’S HEART THAT SHOULD GREATLY CONCERN US!
Today I will begin to enumerate the factors that causes grievances in the heart of the master:
- Whenever justice to ordinary men: widows. Orphans, poor, disadvantaged and the general mass is delayed or denied, that leads to God’s frustration. At a time like that, God laments, WHERE IS A MAN?
“If you tremble with indignation at every injustice then you are a comrade of mine.” ― Che Guevara
Justice is the foundation of any society. When that falls nothing else stands. Men of honor, men of God in a healthy society, stand in defense of justice. Men who know God and his heart, would not hide behind their pulpit when justice is been ridiculed in their society. Men after the heart of God, become the moral conscience, the guidance and custodians of justice, not simply in the security of the four walls of their church. No! They extend that wall to the wider society.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
- The next thing that frustrates the heart of God, is lack of judgment: when judgment turns backwards instead of going forward, when there is no advancement in righteous judgment, it grieves the heart of God. Judgment does not necessarily relate to the judiciary system.
“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” ― Benjamin Franklin
Judgment refers to a sound mind. When there is no sound mind in a society, people in that society don’t think straight, they are perverted in their thoughts. They are compromised in their judgment. Their thinking and their decisions, don’t always follow the natural flow of logic, because the society and the culture of the land has polluted the minds of ordinary people.
One of the dictionary meanings of judgment is the ability to make considered decisions or come to sensible conclusions. This only happens in a society where the value systems have been compromised. When that happens God is frustrated.
“For there is but one essential justice which cements society, and one law which establishes this justice. This law is right reason, which is the true rule of all commandments and prohibitions. Whoever neglects this law, whether written or unwritten, is necessarily unjust and wicked.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero.
To be continued tomorrow with the following points:
- The next couple of things that grieve God’s heart which should greatly concern us
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION
By Pastor Sunday Adelaja.