Trust God with the Consequences.

Do good and trust God with the consequences. Do mercy and trust God with the consequences. Pursue social justice and trust God with the consequences. Tell the truth and trust God with the consequences.

Let the labels come. Let the lambasting come. Let those who reach back to their party-political ideological language house and let them baptize it in their Christian “one-nation-under-God” nationalism mistaken as patriotism, and let them throw it on you so they can feel better about their idolotry. As for you, trust God with the consequences. Out of the mouth the abundance of the heart speaks, beloved. By their fruits you’ll know, beloved. Hold on to that.

They may say you’re too political, but it may be because they don’t want to wrestle with their own politics. They may say you’re too conservative, but it may be because they don’t want to wrestle with their own relativism. They may say you’re too liberal, but it may be because they don’t want to wrestle with their own discomfort. They may say you’re unAmerican, but it may be because they can’t see their idolatrous syncretism. As for you, follow all the teachings of Jesus, from his summons to self-emptying love of neighbor to the non-violent way of loving enemies, and trust God with the consequences. You’ve pledged allegiance to King Jesus in your baptism. You have no allegiances left to share. Trust God with the consequences.

Be free, beloved. Love your neighbors. All of them. Love your enemies. All of them. It’s hard for sure. But you can trust God with the consequences.

About Fred

I am a follower of Jesus, husband and father. I am a son, brother, friend, multi-vocational pastor with Williamsburg Christian Church, TEDx alum, ethnographer, community organizer, published author, founder and president of 3e Restoration Inc, and adjunct professor at Rochester University and Regent University. I received my B.S. in Ministry/Bible at Amridge University and my Masters of Religious Education in Missional Leadership (MREML) from Rochester University. I am currently working toward my Doctorate of Ministry in Contextual Theology at Northern Seminary.
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