God butcher these people!

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Drag these people away like sheep to be butchered! Set them aside to be slaughtered!(Jeremiah 12:3)

This seems so barbarous, so unlike Jesus. But I should remember that these are people of power and influence who are abusing hurting & killing innocent people. This is the guttural cry for justice. In my world injustice has been pushed to the margins. My worst injustice is encountering a pot smoker at a park, stepping on dog poop, or meeting an overzealous traffic cop. In my comfortable, safe, predictable environment of North American Western society it becomes easy for me to sit in judgment of verses like this one. But put me in a war-torn environment where I have had to endure murder, corruption and scandal, and I would probably really resonate with this verse.

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About Dennis Arve Wilkinson

Happily married, blessed with four children, thrilled to have started Meta Communities in 2011. Born in Calgary, raised in Winnipeg, undergraduate education in Wisconsin (NIU) & Seminary education in Minnesota (CBTS). During my time in the Midwest I gained about a dozen years of pastoral experience. It has been my privilege to travel to many parts of the globe and divine providence has smiled on me by allowing me to be mentored by several men of great character over the course of my life time. I am a follower of Jesus - though not without struggle. I am committed to joining God in the restoration of all things by telling, showing, and welcoming people into the good news of God's story. God's story of redemption in Jesus is the best story the human has -- I am letting the better story shape my life and helping others do the same.

Posted on May 31, 2013, in Wrestling with God, Wrestling with the Bible and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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