Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Once again a verdict yielded in a high profile court case is causing upset and division in this country along racial lines.  For those who care deeply about the things that matter most, it is very discouraging to observe the lack of substantive progress we have made in race relations in the years between the controversial O.J. Simpson verdict, and now, the controversial George Zimmerman verdict. 

The fact is, although our criminal justice system is probably the best in the world, it is imperfect because it is served by imperfect people.  In addition, most crimes are committed in secret and it is taken for granted that whomever perpetrated the crime is going to deny it while friends and relatives who advocate for a defendant will routinely lie to influence a not-guilty verdict.  Courts are strangled with litigation and criminal courts are backed up for months.  Court cases are more like contests with an emphasis on winning.  Justice often seems like a secondary consideration these days.

All of this reveals a deepening culture-wide spiritual bankruptcy.   What would happen if there was submission to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, the Son of God?  1] There would be oneness between the races.  Galatians 3:27 & 28, “…for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.  There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”  2] There would be truthfulness.  Ephesians 4:25, “Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body.”  3] There would be a conscience about justice and truth.  Psalm 9:16, “The Lord is known by His justice…” And Isaiah 61:8, “For I, the Lord, love justice.

Pray with me…Our Lord and God, the sacrifice You will always accept is a broken, humble and repentant heart.  But, You despise racial prejudice that divides the people that You love.  Your Word declares that You will judge all liars.  You will one day bring perfect justice to the earth.  We pray for that day to come soon.  In the name of Jesus our merciful Savior, amen.

Blessings Pastor Ken

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