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Psalm 125:3 The scepter of the wicked shall not hold sway over the land allotted to the just, so that the just shall not put their hands to evil.
We also know that today even a modest lifestyle can have an enormous environmental impact. The fossil fuels burned on our drives and the plastics buried in our landfills add up even as we try to reduce them.
Psalm 125 recognizes the tragic consequences of sinful systems. One aspect of God’s promise is that, in the end, the actions of the just will not lead to unintended negative consequences. We struggle today to do the right thing, but in God’s order, the just will not put their hands to evil, and that is very good news.
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