If we zoom out and consider God’s heart for the nations, we realize this is not a story of “us versus them”, or “the good guys versus the bad guys” . In Isaiah 49:6, God tells Israel, “I will make you as a light for the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.” In other words, God intends restoration for Israel, but He also intends restoration for their oppressors as well.
This truth is radical, because it means God’s vision of restoration is much bigger than us and our individual injustices. While God promises vindication for the hurting, He desires restoration for all.
That is both the promise and character of God! We can trust His justice and live in the hope of it, but His character also calls us into a vision of restoration much greater than ourselves. God’s plan of restoration—the Good News of Jesus Christ—is so radical that it even lays claim to our enemies. Without a doubt, God intents to restore us, but He also intends to restore the world. — @shereadstruth
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