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It’s not the best of times and it’s really not the worst of times. But many would agree that outrage is in the air—we will not stand for evil and abuse any longer. Maybe the reason is: If God won’t do anything, then we might as well! Joseph launches a series looking at the life, poetry and disruptive vision of a man who seemed to know where God is when evil strikes and what He’s doing about it.
I think we’d be surprised—maybe a little encouraged—to hear that God hates the way people abuse people even more than we hate it. He hates injustice. He hates inequality. He hates violence. What’s even more surprising is where God starts when He’s ready to stop it.
You’d have to be living in a cave to not notice something in the world that frustrates you. Certainly, there are disasters and accidents that shock and sadden us, but when we’re frustrated, it’s typically from ways people have harmed people. Sometimes, we might even say we HATE the injustice and abuse we see. Well, God hates it too—big time. In this talk, Joseph doesn’t just reveal why God hates the way we hurt each other, but the great reason why.