5.13.12 Worship Confessional

“The righteous act in concert with God’s will for the shalom of the community. The activity of the righteous shows they align themselves with God’s desire to create community well-being and their activity is part of God’s creative, justice-establishing efforts.” (Jerome Creach)

As we continued our series, “Rejoicing Our World,” we focused on the outward dimension of righteousness. The righteous ones have a deep concern for the welfare and well-being of their community (see Jeremiah 29) and are willing to do whatever it takes to work in concert with God in the establishment of shalom in their world. What is shalom? I love how Cornelius Plantiga describes it:

“In the Bible, shalom means universal flourishing, wholeness and delight – a rich state of affairs in which natural needs are satisfied and natural gifts fruitfully employed, a state of affairs that inspires joyful wonder as its Creator and Savior opens doors and welcomes the creatures in whom he delights. Shalom, in other words, is the way things ought to be.”

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