I Will Cause You to Dwell

  1. Execute justice fairly; don’t let the system be rigged against the poor or the less fortunate, or be fixed to provide people who deserve discipline unearned and unfair freedom.
  2. Don’t oppress the stranger, the orphan, or the widow; don’t hold people to different standards, not because of ethnicity or identity or for any other reason. Hold all people accountable to the law in the same manner, and protected by the law in the same manner. Take care of those who are alone and stuck in a situation outside their control. Or, even better, encourage private institutions or the Church to do it for you (like they’re supposed to).
  3. Shed no innocent blood. I’ve written about the amount of blood spilled by the unborn in our country; that must be put to an end. Putting a final end to crime may be outside the power of any nation — but ending abortion is fully within their power. This is one of America’s failures that must be corrected.
  4. Walk away from idolatry; God isn’t insecure. He is the Creator of the Cosmos, He isn’t intimidated by revering wood and stone…or people. Or money. Or anything that humans pay more attention to. God knows that idolatry hurts us, and we do it anyway. Putting away the pedestals we put people and ideas is the right idea. Setting aside idols of ideology, especially those that violate Scripture, is the right thing to do (once again, no matter the letter in front of your name, or what movement you are a part of) is always the right thing to do.

Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)



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