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"If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory." - Colossians 3:1-4 

 

Nov 12, 2017

Psalm 137:1-9
Remember, O Lord, against the Edomites

the day of Jerusalem,
how they said, "Lay it bare, lay it bare,
down to its foundations!"
O daughter of Babylon, doomed to be destroyed,
blessed shall he be who repays you
with what you have done to us!

Atrocities had been done to Israel that no human being could imagine or stomach. Men, women, and children had been ruthlessly killed and targeted by the Edomites and the Babylonians. It's hard not to think of a young man full of anger this week going inside a church and targeting crying children with his assault rifle. We are left with the wreckage and the rage. Israel was left with the white-hot anger that boils over into Psalm 137. How are we to live with the emotions of anger? In politics and social media, how are we to live with our emotions of anger? In family and at work, how are we to model a Christ who on one hand, says, "Turn the other cheek" and on the other hand, "grabbed a whip and began turning over the tables of the money-changers"? Join us as we look at anger and revenge in light of the Cross and Resurrection!