26 Bible Verses To Remember When Thinking About George Floyd - Paul David Tripp

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26 Bible Verses To Consider When Thinking About George Floyd

George Floyd.

Say the name out loud to yourself. Not another name, not another statistic, not another news story. He is a man, made in the image of God. Church, rise up—silence is not an option. God has commissioned us to represent him in the face of injustice. Speak out. Lord, we cry for you to intervene. Help us!

Consider for a moment: putting your knee on the neck of a man who is pleading, telling you he can’t breathe, is not just injustice; it is stomach-turning, heart-sickening murder. It doesn’t matter what his record was, what he did, or if he resisted. Suspects are restrained all the time without injury or death.

What is in your heart if you use your body weight to suffocate a man while he is pleading for his life? And what is in your heart if seeing it doesn’t produce moral grief and outrage in you?

Church, speaking out in the face of this kind of horror is not forsaking our calling; it is being true to our calling.

Please take time to read the passages cited below and bring your heart once again into harmony with the heart of God:

(There are many more ... simply search the word justice in Bible Gateway)

The Bible, which is your guide for life, makes it clear that justice is dear in the heart of your Lord. From cover to cover, Scripture speaks loudly and clearly. This question is, will we?

May our hearts be tender, may we weep with those who weep, and may we rise up in righteous indignation.

We have been too passive and silent too long.


Mercy Flow, Justice Roll Down (Again)

How can it be that less than three weeks ago, I wrote a poem about a similar situation involving another person made in the image of God, Ahmaud Arbery? My friend Randy Pendleton took those words and put it to music.


Another one shot
on a leisurely run,
mercy flow
justice roll down.
Another one gone
white man’s gun,
mercy flow
justice roll down.
God’s image bleeds
on Georgia’s ground,
mercy flow
justice roll down.
Skin color decides
who lives or who’s done,
mercy flow
justice roll down.
Hatreds rise
while mothers cry,
mercy flow
justice roll down.
One more name
fills racism’s toll,
mercy flow
justice roll down.
While evil prowls
love’s silence haunts,
mercy flow
justice roll down.
No more closed eyes
no hardening hearts,
mercy flow
justice roll down.
Hatred divides
what God has made one,
mercy flow
justice roll down.
Must answer the call
of our righteous Lord,
mercy flow
justice roll down.
His church must rise
voice loud and clear,
mercy flow
justice roll down.
“No more!”
we cry without fear,
mercy flow
justice roll down.
In the courage of grace
make sure all will hear,
mercy flow
justice roll down.
So open your heart
unlock your voice,
mercy flow
justice roll down.
The Holy One calls
we’re given no choice,
mercy flow
justice roll down.
Till justice has won
hate’s guns are put down,
mercy flow
justice roll down.
With the help of the Holy
knees bent to his crown,
mercy flow
justice roll down.
Lord fill our hearts
to love as your Son,
mercy flow
justice roll down,
mercy flow
justice roll down,
mercy flow
justice roll down.

Posted by Benjamin Fallon at 1:00 AM
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