Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Violation of the Principle

People wonder at the stories of failures and collapse of big institutions that once were centers of world admiration or even of great lives that got the attention of many.. It's to revert to principles, especially to the truth of God's eternal word that never fails. Jesus, God Almighty, ever asks us to be humble because "the man who humbles himself shall be exalted, but the man who exalts himself shall be humbled" (Lk. 18:9-14). So where is that truth?

As the world scrambles for material riches in money and pleasures and power, they have forgotten what should be in first place: God. "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all other things shall be added unto you" (Mt. 6:33). All the movements forgetting such principle would end in collapse unless they change and repent.

What's in our world today? Because of the money that could be gained, people turn to destructive mining and logging, just to have more money. The same with those who want to control population at all cost, because of the funds offered. The result is the worsening of the environmental climate, the livelihood of the people, the offense against human life (the first right) in the killing of the innocent unborn. In all these the Almighty, the Avenger of blood is not asleep, He who knows all secrets and has said in the word of Scripture: "Vengeance is mine -- I will pay them back" (Rm. 12:19; Dt. 32:35). They were not seeking the good of man, the common good, but rather themselves in power, greed and money. Shall these go on?

Environmental devastation, wars, killing the unborn in mothers' wombs all because of the false gods and idols of money, power and greed? Have we forgotten the law? "Do unto others what you want others do unto you -- the very meaning of the Law and the Prophets" (Mt. 7:12; Rom. 13:8-10; Lv. 19:18). Precisely, a popular organization expert had rightly expressed: "Money, like prestige, if sought directly, is almost never gained. It must come as a byproduct of a worthwhile objective or result which is sought and achieved for its own sake" (R. Townsend). If we make money the god, we are doomed to failure. It's time we turn to the true God and follow His will that wants us to seek always for the eternal good and destiny of man.

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