Escuela Sabática LIKE | Lección 12 | Amar Misericordia

Escuela Sabática LIKE | Lección 12 | Amar Misericordia

To Love Mercy – Lesson 12 When you think of a seeker of justice,
what character do you think of? “In Robin Hood”
“I think of Batman” “A seeker of justice? John Wick” In Micah 6:8 the Lord asks three things of His children, and the first thing He asks of us is to act justly. “Act justly?” Yes, but not by stealing from the rich
to give money to the poor. Nor putting on a mask and a bat costume
to confront the wicked and fight crime. And much less end the lives of hundreds of people
in revenge because they killed your little dog. According to the Bible, God’s children have other
ways of fighting against poverty, injustice and pain. When the Lord calls us to act justly,
He invites us to do it as Jesus did: “I have set you an example that you should do
as I have done for you.” (John 13:15, NIV) God does not call us to be seekers of justice
according to the Hollywood model; He calls us to be true agents of justice
in a world where injustice dominates. But just as every seeker of justice has his
garments and weapons to fight for justice, so we children of God are called to put on the justice
of Christ every day and to use His weapons of justice. “And what are those weapons of justice?” That is exactly what we will study
in the light of the Bible in this lesson. So, this week’s question is: What weapons does the Bible offer us
to be true agents of justice? The first weapon is MERCY Let’s go back to Micah 6:8. We said that in that verse the Lord
demands three things of His children, so the first of them is “to act justly” What does God ask next?
“Love mercy” “And what is mercy?” One day, in a fierce battle on Mount Gilboa,
King Saul and his three sons died. Now the heir to the throne was a
5-year-old boy named Mephibosheth. But his babysitter was afraid that he too would be killed. So she took the child and fled, but as she was going in a hurry, the child fell
and was crippled from his feet. Mephibosheth suffered several
misfortunes on the same day: he lost his father and his whole family, he ceased to be a prince, his fall
prevented him from walking again and now he had to live in hiding
so that he would not be killed. King David, by God’s will, took his place on the throne, and after several years he sent for Mephibosheth, who attended the appointment full of fear: “Mephibosheth! Don’t be afraid” David called him to show him mercy,
to give him back the lands that belonged to his family and to eat at the king’s table all the days of his life. Do you know what Mephibosheth replied? “What is your servant, that you should notice
a dead dog like me?” (2 Samuel 9:8, NIV) Many people who once fell into disgrace
feel like dead dogs, but an agent of justice like David loves mercy, and makes it possible for someone who
has fallen into disgrace to smile again. The second weapon is GENEROSITY Robin Hood took from the rich to give to the poor. But what is truly valuable to God is that
we give of what we have, and it is not necessary to be rich to do so: “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you.” (Acts 3:6, NIV) Nowadays it is common to talk about what is trend. One of those trends is the cult to the I, we like to invest everything in ourselves: not only money, but even the photos
carry the word “I” ahead. I mean, first me, second me and third me. And if there’s anything left over, it’s also for me. But if our faith is authentic, it will cause us
to die to self and live more for others. Then, our generosity emerges
as a response to divine generosity… “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich,
yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.”
(2 Corinthians 8:9, NIV) The third weapon is PEACE Jesus said: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”
(Matthew 5:9, NIV) Wars are a cause of suffering. The costs include: the direct victims,
the shattered families, the resources allocated to the military machinery (which, by the way, would be better
allocated to alleviate other human needs) and the constant suffering
of survivors and war veterans. But there are smaller conflicts that leave scars
in countless lives in families and communities. Therefore, a true agent of justice cannot
ignore the mandate to be peacemakers. Aunt Ellen confirms this: “The heart that is in harmony with God is a partaker of the peace of heaven and will diffuse its blessed influence on all around. The spirit of peace will rest like dew upon hearts weary and troubled with worldly strife.” MB. 28 In fact, the initiative of peace and reconciliation
of man with God was God’s own: “All this is from God, who reconciled us
to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And He has committed to us
the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors,
as though God were making His appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.”
(2 Corinthians 5:18-20, NIV) The fourth weapon is THE VOICE Think of a baby who can’t talk,
he is desperately asking for help, but since he is not understood
then his attention is taken away. His older brother, who is closer
to the problem because of his height, advocates for his brother and says: “Pay attention to the baby, he needs a diaper change” Not only are we called to be
the hands and feet of Jesus, we must also be His voice. Like some Old Testament prophets,
we must be the voice for the voiceless, and speak out on behalf of those who
cannot defend themselves or come out of their plight. We may think that our voice will not be heard, but it is NOT TIME TO BE QUIET, and if we unite as a church, our voice
on behalf of those in need will be heard louder. “Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet. Declare to my people their rebellion and to the descendants of Jacob their sins.”
(Isaiah 58:1, NIV) And the last weapon we will
mention is DIVINE STRENGTH. Today, people talk about “compassion fatigue”
or “empathy fatigue”: the idea that we are so exposed to pain and tragedy, that many of us get tired of the many causes that require
our emotional energy and financial support. When Elijah was fatigued to be
God’s voice for the people, he sat under a juniper tree desiring to die. The angel of Jehovah lifted him up
and gave him a cake and a jar of water, Elijah ate and went back to sleep. The angel of Jehovah awoke him again:
“Arise and eat, for there is a long way to go” Elijah ate and drank, and strengthened by that food he walked forty days and forty nights
to Horeb, the mountain of God. Unfortunately, in the Bible there is no
the recipe to make that cake and we cannot order it from the bakery in heaven. But truly, the divine strength for this
compassionate fatigue is within our reach. “He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.” (Isaiah 40:29-31, NIV) God’s third demand in Micah 6:8 is
“to walk humbly with your God” To be humble before our God is to do what Jesus did, to renounce our interests in order
to give priority to God’s interests. Jesus taught that we should not worry about
what we should eat, drink, or wear, And He invites us to
“seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matthew 6:33, NIV) Sabbath School LIKE invites you
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26 Replies to “Escuela Sabática LIKE | Lección 12 | Amar Misericordia”

  1. Gracias a su ministerio, chicos y jóvenes que no les gusta estudiar la lección ahora aprenden y comentan a la hora de escuela sabatica. Saludos desde Chiapas, México 👋

  2. Que bendicion poder contar con un repaso de la leccion de esta manera es muy util gracias
    desde Guatemala

  3. Ya está disponible en la descripción del vídeo el link para descargar la presentación en Power Point de la lección número 12: Dios les bendiga, feliz sábado Dios les bendiga.

  4. Excelente trabajo, es un alimento espiritual que nos permite estar cada vez más cerca de nuestro padre amado ❤️

  5. Excelente síntesis, muy dinámico, corto y profundo.
    Gran trabajo, admirable. Dios los siga fortaleciendo en este ministerio. Desde Perú.

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