A master we can love!

“As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master…” (Psalm 123:2)
In one sense, we are like slaves to God… and yet not.
Slaves to humans are usually treated with contempt.
But in this psalm, God is not the one who abuses humans.
Humans, not God, are the cause of cruelty, contempt, ridicule.
God has assigned care of the world to humans, and it has not gone well.
In this world we constantly face misery, violence and death.
But where do we look for hope, for help, for mercy?
“Our eyes look to the Lord our God, till he shows us his mercy.” (v.2)
God becomes human to make things right, to rescue humanity.
Through Jesus, and through His servants, God is turning the tables on evil.
He offers grace, mercy, peace, and His ‘slaves’ do the same.
Today the oppressed and burdened are looking for mercy.
When they look to God and Jesus, they see us as His followers.
Are we showing them the mercy of Jesus, or the contempt of humans?
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, You have been merciful to me; help me to be merciful to others, so that they too can experience the sweetness of our Master’s love.

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  1. Sticks and stones may break my bones and . . . words that people speak about me hurt deeply. Take it all to the Lord in prayer. Not an eye for an eye, but bless those who curse you. Be a blessing unto others. Let my example lead and guide them to my mighty God Who enables me to endure and show mercy as He has done. My eyes must be on Jesus Who gives mercy and endurance and staying power to all who follow Him.
    GodPower is staying power.
    Help me in my walk with You Lord.

    When we walk with the Lord in the light of his Word
    What a glory he sheds on our way!
    While we do his good will, he abides with us still,
    And with all who will trust and obey.

    Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
    To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

    Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
    But his smile quickly drives it away;
    Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh nor a tear,
    Can abide while we trust and obey.

    Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
    But our toil he doth richly repay;
    Not a grief nor a loss, not a frown or a cross,
    But is blest if we trust and obey.

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