September 28, 2020

Published September 28, 2020 by St Matthews Lutheran Church in Daily Message

God expects and looks for a harvest of justice. God is certainly willing to do all the difficult work first. God lovingly prepares an environment for peace, gives laws to guide us and even graciously forgives all our sins by means of Jesus’ death and resurrection. As a result of all God has done for us, God expects us to live into our baptismal callings. We work in a spirit of gratitude to love God by living self-sacrificially to produce a harvest of love and justice for our neighbors. When that harvest is not immediately forthcoming, God sends prophetic servants and even God’s own son to remind us that we must respond to God’s grace by producing good fruit for the kingdom of heaven. This isn’t optional—it’s the heart of what being a disciple of Jesus means.

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