Why do the nations conspire, and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and his anointed, saying,
“Let us burst their bonds asunder, and cast their cords from us.
He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord has them in derision.
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I read an article recently about the danger of engaging in relationships based on an understanding of winning and losing rather than right and wrong. The heart of the moral fabric of our relationships with others and with ourselves, our sense of justice and mercy and the greater good, all grow out of the fundamentals of right and wrong. Winning and losing is wholly subjective to those engaged in the struggle and totally disconnected from morality. I win. You lose. Winning is the classic ends-justifies-the-means equation. When the "kings of the earth" decide that winning is more important than doing what is right, the Lord chooses not to play. He is a righteous God. God wants more for us than we want for ourselves. It is in wrestling together with God about what is right and wrong that we engage in a blessed relationship that overflows into our communities. Moving through life hellbent on winning or losing is laughable and frankly....sad.
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Holy God, teach me your ways and grant me your wisdom. Amen.
Deb Grant, resilient child of God, creative tinker of paper, ink, wood, shiny things, paint and words. The human amusement of a parrot and a dog.
Writer, poet, artist, human, citizen, learner, scruffy, goof.
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