“It’s better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting,” writes Solomon, “for by sadness of face the heart is made glad.” The temple was a house of mourning that turned into a house of mirth. Worshippers would sacrifice animals and feast on God’s mercy. Saint Paul writes, “God consigned all to disobedience that he may have mercy on all…therefore, by the mercies of God, present your bodies a living sacrifice.” “I” create a “body of death” and become trapped in “me,” a “house of mourning.” The Judgment of God frees me from my old self and I become the “house of mirth.” Perhaps, it is satan’s darkest lie that we should run from the Judgment of God, when in fact, we should run into the Judgment of God. The Judgment of God is Wisdom, and Wisdom in flesh is Jesus. And on the other side of that Fire is the new and eternal creation.

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