How we respond to situations around us and in our lives becomes part of our souls. We can choose to love or to hate. We can choose to pick-up arms and fight in violence, anger, and hate for the injustice and oppression in our society, or we can lift-up voices in humanity and be on our knees to a just God who loves. Yes, I said, “On our knees.” Just as a man put his knee in the neck of a man thinking he was serving justice. We can be on our knees pleading to a God of justice. Yes, I am angry, but I am not angry just for this one situation. I am angry about all injustice. I am angry at all oppression. To be angry and hate these things is not ungodly (read OT prophets such as Isaiah, Hosea, Amos, and Micah), but how I respond in my heart and my actions to anger and hate determines who I choose to serve. The questions each of us must ask ourselves today are, “Do I serve hate, anger, and violence or love, justice, and God? How am I going to respond?
Joshua 24:15, But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.
Choose to serve the God who loves or the god of hate.