Where is the great defender of the weak?
Who will those unable to defend themselves turn too?
How can the good let the bad continue to walk unbridled?
It’s troubling times when we find ourselves always in a state of unfairness. As a country and a people we have been know throughout the years as the champion of the weak and the harbinger of justice to those who would violate the universal law of loving your neighbor as yourself. Yet today we sit at the sidelines of the world looking on to the spectacle before us, waiting for the chance to show our support or decent with a raised or lowered thumb. A menagerie for our entertainment.
Playing out is the passion of people, dying in great numbers by sadistic rulers who put death on the wind, and wherever it blows, finds its victims and closes their eyes forever on this age. Yet we wait, poised with our fist raised, should we thumb up or thumb down. Likewise a tourniquet is placed around the proverbial neck of people whose hope is a military protectorate that stands against the terror of unscrupulous people. We let our surrogate speak for us and condemn actions that save lives of innocents.
What have we all become? I think we view the people of the world no more than just another social media event, to “like” or ignore.
Psalms 82:1-4 says this:
1 The True God stands to preside over the heavenly council. He pronounces judgment on the so-called gods.
2 He asks: “How long will you judge dishonestly and be partial to the wicked?”
3 “Stand up for the poor and the orphan; advocate for the rights of the afflicted and those in need.
4 Deliver the poor and the needy; rescue them from their evil oppressors.”
5 These bullies are ignorant; they have no understanding of My ways. So as they walk in darkness, the foundations of the earth tremble.
6 I said, “Though you are gods and children of the Most High,
7 You will die no differently than any mortal; you will fall like one of the princes.”
8 Rise up, O True God; judge the rulers of the earth, for all the nations are Yours.
Wrestle with those thoughts for a while and decide were in the pantheon you will stand. For whom the word is given are gods under the one true God and are responsible for their actions, whether engrossed or apathetic.
“Ut ceteri vivant”