For I, the LORD, love justice; I hate robbery and wrongdoing. In my faithfulness I will reward my people and make an everlasting covenant with them.
Has there ever a day when you get tired of watching television because the news all over the various channels broadcast the same sing-sang tune about rape, murder, robbery or kidnapping? Though news serves its purpose to notify us about current affairs, sometimes negative events spoil the moment and turns our optimistic mood to a pessimistic perception about life and this world.
Bad experiences, poverty and the need for money pushes people to do things that are unacceptable. God may understand why these people who break the rules to survive but He hates what they are doing for a living! Can you bear to see your family eating foods which came from stealing while the one who worked hard to earn that money is suffering?
We have the brains to choose what is right from wrong. Do not wait for it to become obsolete. Use it! There are a lot of people who, despite how hard their situation in life is, were able to find a good and decent job, even though it doesn’t pay well. It doesn’t matter if you work as a janitor, a garbage collector or a street sweeper as long as you are not doing illegal things, be proud! One day, God’s reward will knock at your door. You’ll be blessed that you can no longer contain it. Aside from that, a sure spot in heaven after life awaits you!
Now, you say I am not one of them. Sometimes we may not be aware that we are supporting what they do. Buying pirated DVDs, imitations, cheap smuggled gadgets and goods motivates robbers to steal more! And that is because we are their regular costumers.
In our own little ways, we can make a change and be an instrument so that justice will be served. We can make wrong things right. And it starts within ourselves. Ask God to cleanse, purify and change you. And it won’t hurt a bit if we pray for this persons who choose to go the wrong way. Let’s pray that like us, they too will be enlightened and feel how it feels to be loved by God.
(Below is the story of Nick Cruz, once was lost, now found)