Malachi 3:13-20; PS 1 Blessed are they who hope in the Lord; Luke 11:5-13
Here are the words of Malachi, "Then you will again see the distinction between the just and the wicked; between the one who serves God, and the one who does not serve him..."
They say there is a lot of gray on the world. They say the world of being black and white is gone forever. They say tolerance of another's lifestyle is true charity. They say compromise of principle's are inevitable.
They say the line between right and wrong is blurred.
This is not what the prophet says. Then again you will see the distinction between just and the wicked, the one who serves God and the one who does not serve...
That distinction, that line that separates just and unjust, serving and unswerving, where does it run?
Does it run through us? Have we decided to draw the bold line of distinction by the life we live?
This line of distinction is a mark of the one who received the gift of the Holy Spirit as Jesus speaks of into day's gospel.
Look where the line is drawn; Be distinct.
They say that line is extinct. But we who walk in faith are distinct.