In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes. - Judges 21:25
I've been wanting to write this post for quite some time now. As a civilized society, I believe, we've come to the point of throwing out the baby with the bath.
What is happening in America and abroad is playing out like the book of Judges. On any given day, we're seeing scenes of urban violence, protest, and economic upheaval to name a few, play out on our television.
Everyone is doing what is right in his own eyes.
When you read the book of Judges that very sentiment is a recurring theme throughout. Even some within the church, seem to have adopted this mentality.
We've compromised God's Word, to appease the masses, when it comes to many issues. I've already mentioned in several posts how the Church has taken its cues from the world. And with that have in essence called good evil, and evil good.
God is never the author of confusion, but that's exactly what we're in right now a ball of confusion!
I'm not advocating that it's wrong for people to express their anger in the form of protesting. But when we begin to sacrifice the freedoms of a few for the masses there's a problem.
When did the words peace, riots, and looting ever become soul mates? Again, the Lord does not operate in confusion.
Now is the time for us to come together with reason.
Morally speaking, we have thrown out the baby with the bathwater. Taking the property of someone else out of societal anger is not legitimate, nor justifiable. Defunding entire police departments because of a few bad apples is not the answer either.
All of it leads to us doing what is right in our eyes. It didn't work for the children of Israel and it doesn't work for us today.
Now is the time for us to come together with reason. For us to come together with the wisdom that comes from God and His Word. This is a wonderful time for the Church to be the Church and represent the truth of God and pray for others to do as God says in Isaiah:
“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the LORD, “Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool. Isaiah 1:18