‘Dumb & Dumber Behavior,’ starring All The Angry People. Now showing in a city near you!
Okay, that sounds a little harsh, but really, what are we thinking? The values of many Americans today are seriously flawed. Why? It’s because life is all about ‘me’ and not God, who has the answers to all of our problems, frustrations, and troubles. The riots in Ferguson began with frustrated protesters, which then escalated into violent riots courtesy of others who have an agenda. Think about socialists, and communists, who want what you have worked for, but get it free, without any accountability to laws, rules, and common sense! Or consider the Islamists, and all those who would like to see our nation corrupted beyond redemption. If we lose our freedoms, we will become chess pieces in a much bigger game with bigger players, only we don’t get to play! The willing tools for these ‘other’ agendas are angry, people lost in their own miserable condition, who will join any ‘cause’ to vent their feelings of futility. The idea of going to God, Who is the only fair Judge, Savior, Helper, and loves everyone the same, seems the furthest thing from their minds.
And then you have the so-called ‘clergy’, those who should be teaching the ways and word of the Lord, inciting more protests. Surely Jesus did just what they are doing. NOT! When Jesus was rejected, hated, and reviled, he did not retaliate or seek His own way, but He just went about doing good, healing the sick, delivering those in bondage, and preaching the glory of the Kingdom of God. He went on to die in our place to pay for all of our evil, self-centered ways. Hmmm. St. Paul said it best: “Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, …instruct these who oppose in the hope that…God will lead them to repentance…and they will come to their senses and escape the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will. ” (2Timothy 2:23-26) I’ve even heard that more ‘clergy’ want protests to start in their own cities in sympathy to the Ferguson riots. Really? Is that one of the criteria for a man or woman of God?
One sign held in these protests was phrased this way: “Should a mother fear her child will be killed every time he goes to rob a store?” Seriously. Our children need to be taught to obey the law, and then comply with law officers respectfully in order to live a peaceful life. “Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” (Abigail Adams) “Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.” (John Adams) “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)
A police officer has no choice but to defend himself from angry, violent, suspects who will not comply with an order given by one in authority. Poor parenting is one of the sad indictments on our society. As the world watches all this, and no one will stand up and give words of Truth and solution to heal these troubles, what do we look like to our neighboring nations? Recently North Korea slammed the US as racist, and a human rights ‘tundra’ – Hahaha! Really? North Korea is concerned about human rights? Ah well, we as believers in a higher way, have the challenge to step up to the plate and do what God has mandated – Pray and seek Him!