Day Twenty Eight

Kneeler 100

Psalm 7

6 Arise, O Lord, in your anger:
rise up in wrath against my adversaries.

7 Awake, my God, you that ordain justice:
and let the assembly of the peoples gather about you;

8 Take your seat high above them:
and sit in judgement, O Lord, over the nations.

9 Judge for me, O Lord, according to my righteousness:
and as my integrity requires.

As is stated in the Mennonite Confession of Faith, "We believe that the church is God's "holy nation", (1Peter 2:9) called to give full allegiance to Christ its head and to witness to all nations about God's saving love."

"…like all such institutions, nations tend to demand total allegiance. They then become idolatrous and rebellious against the will of God. (Ezekiel 28, Daniel 78, Revelation 13) Even at it's best, a government cannot act completely according to the justice of God because no nation, except the church, confesses Christ's rule as its foundation."