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Standing before His accusers, Jesus said not a word. That’s because silence is a perfectly appropriate response to a closed mind.

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Don’t be deceived, revolting against abusive authority does not equate to submitting to legitimate authority. Rebellion keeps us focused on the oppressor, while submission fixes our gaze on the One who is the embodiment of truth and justice.

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God isn’t as likely to do things “for us” as He is to do things “through us”. We are supposed to be His body. If we don’t show up, we shouldn’t expect much. It is Christ “in us” that is the hope of glory.

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We are not likely to convince anyone of a truth that we ourselves never believed enough to live out

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We shouldn’t mistake good intentions for right motivations. God is not as interested in our desired outcomes as He is in what moves us to act or speak.

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We need to be viewing current events through the lens of what God is saying to us,

not trying to figure out what God is saying to us through the lens of current events

(John 10:27, 2 Cor. 4:18, Matt 4:4)

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Jesus didn’t come to rescue us. He came to make a way for us. We have to choose to walk in that way.

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We can rationalize that we didn’t light the match, but if we’ve been walking around pouring gasoline on everything, we own part of the damage done by the fire

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We speak against hate, yet slander and mock anyone who disagrees with us

We advocate for the idea of unity, but unfriend anyone who doesn’t share our worldview

We petulantly rationalize our own acts of rebellion, while incredulously condemning the anarchy incited by others

We bemoan that no one has walked in our shoes, but then presume to know what other people think

We invest trust in people who don’t really care about us, while distrusting the neighbor, who’s never betrayed us

We convince ourselves that the problem is “Them”But this is “Us”

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It is the spirit of this age, and the world system it fuels, that pushes us to embrace our identity as victims; powerless, offended, oppressed, and in desperate need of validation, vindication and compensation from a people with no capacity to provide any of those things. It is the Spirit of Christ that invites us to the reality that we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us, and sacrificed that we might be free. Ultimately, it is the person He created us to be that He knew before we were in our mother’s womb (Jer. 1:5), but it is the person we choose to become instead that He can tell, “I never knew you (Matt. 7:23)”.

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