Dear Trinity Families,
Here is your Daily Devotion
What Is Good
Our nation is deeply divided. Groups of people are passionately (sometimes belligerently) convinced that they are right and that others are wrong. Both sides believe they have goodness, truth and right on their side. Many people believe that they have the ability, even a moral responsibility, to judge issues, morality, and people.
What God tells us is that all people are sinners—on all sides of every issue. Our judgments are biased, our information is inadequate, and our conclusions are flawed. When we accuse people of sin, we condemn them for the very same sins we commit.
Our deepest need is not to correct others, but to repent and receive forgiveness. Judgment is coming, but it won’t come from us. It will come from a much, much higher authority.
God is the only one who has the information, the wisdom, the ability, and the authority to judge anyone. God makes his judgments based on truth—not temporary truth or biased truth—but real, unchangeable, eternal truth.
In his patience, God is withholding final judgment. During this time of grace, our highest priority is to pursue good—not good as our culture defines it, but good as God defines it. We know the commandments. We can start there. We also know that we don’t keep the commandments, so we come right back to repentance. Forgiveness is available to everyone who repents by faith. By faith, we walk with God and receive his gift of eternal life. Anything else-everything else—ends in wrath and judgment.
Instead of turning against each other, we need to turn to God. When we walk by faith, we follow God’s voice and find what is truly good.
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TLS is having a Wreath Fundraiser: PTO is doing a wreath fundraiser! Funds raised will be going towards future field trips. Wreaths are 20 inches, there are two different options to choose from this year. Undecorated: $20.00/ Decorated with an assorted bow: $25.00 Wreaths will be ready for pickup immediately after school 3:00 pm on: Monday, November 23rd. If you need to arrange a different time to pick up please let Amy Peterson know. If you would like to order a wreath please call the school office or you can call Amy Peterson at 715-701-6418 Please make checks payable to: Trinity Lutheran PTO