TUESDAY OF THE SEVENTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B – 27/7/2021
READINGS: Exodus 33:7-11,34:5-9,28: They are headstrong people; but forgive us our faults. Psalm 102(103):6-13: The Lord is compassion and love.
Matthew 13:36-43: As the darnel is gathered up and burnt, so it will be at the end of time.
If God wishes, he could just sigh with anger over the evil deeds of men and with his command the whole universe will fade away at one instance. Was it that necessary to keep humans alive thus far, man who is wicked and sinful in hearts and deeds? With the domination of darkness and evil that covers the face of the earth no one would wait for that long if he were God.
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So the question is why is God so patient with such a wicked world with so much evil lurking every here and there. The psalmist offers an answer to this burning question- The Lord is compassion and love. The Lord is so good to us. He is kind and full of merciful love. He is the loving Father who cares for children. if it were men, the world would have been over by now. God is patient with us and can never be mislead. His patience is sign of his infinite love and mercy.
By the way, we have a good reason to hate evil, that is if we can only consider what harm it has already wrought upon us. Oh, what a world of mischief sin has brought into our heart! Sin blinded us so that we could not see the beauty of the Saviour; it made us deaf so that we could not hear the Redeemer’s tender invitations.
Sin turned our feet into the way of death, and poured poison into the very fountain of our being; it tainted our hearts, and made it “deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked.” We have good reason, indeed, for hating evil when we look back and trace its deadly workings. Such mischief did evil do us, that our souls would have been lost had not omnipotent love interfered to redeem us. Even now it is an active enemy, ever watching to do us hurt, and to drag us to perdition.
Therefore “hate evil,” O Christians, unless you desire trouble. If you would strew your path with thorns, and plant nettles in your death-pillow, then neglect to “hate evil:” but if you would live a happy life, and die a peaceful death, then walk in all the ways of holiness, hating evil, even to the end.
Dwell much with the Lord and it is impossible for you to be at peace with sin.
“Order my footsteps by thy Word, O Lord and by your grace may I keep my conscience clear. Amen. The Lord is Compassion and Love.