Touching base back at Isaiah again, the lectionary reinforces God’s hope to restore and rebuild his people if they put economic oppression of others, conflicts, and hypocritical spirituality away. That’s right, you can’t love God without loving your neighbor.
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This last week of Advent, as we prepare in our lectionary for the coming of our Savior, we come across Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18, in which we long for the restoring hand of the promised messianic king. Jesus alone fulfills those hopes both now and in eternity, and as we experience his restoring power, we his people become the means by which others get to the see the undeniable hope of the he King who once came in humility but will soon come in glory.