God has and has always had unlimited power (Luke 1:37; Jeremiah 32:17; Romans 4:17). But in order to accomplish redemption, God the Son had to humble Himself and become a human being and undergo a criminal's death (Philippians 2:5-11; John 1:1-18; Hebrews 2:9-18). As result, He paid the whole price for sin (1 Peter 2:24,25; Colossians 2:13,14; 2 Corinthians 5:21) and offers salvation to all those who will humble themselves and trust totally in His work for them (Philippians 3:2-11; Romans 4:2-5; Ephesians 2:8,9). This fits into the broader Scriptural theme that to be humbled is to be exalted and that loss is gain (Luke 18:9-17; Matthew 16:24-26; Mark 10:42-45). And the question comes, are Christians approaching the world in this way, or are we more interested in the exercise of power to enforce our point of view? And if we try to play the world's game by its rules, can we expect to win? And if we do nothing but try to uphold justice, we ourselves will be condemned by that justice. But instead, we need to reach out to people with God's love, for only it can truly change people (1 John 4:7-21; 2 Corinthians 5:14,15; Galatians 6:9,10).
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