Angry people have hit the streets. They shout about injustice, racism. They are looters, rabble-rousers, discontents bent on violence. They are filled with hatred and revenue. Their goal is to garner attention from the world in the name of “justice” and “inclusion.”
I scratched my head and pondered the question. What exactly are they accomplishing? Will their tactics bring about a better life for us—the store owners whose shops they pilfered, the needy people of poor neighborhoods, those of us who long for the Kingdom of God to come to our earth? Will they unite us as a nation?
My guess is no. They are not serving the Lord. Who then? “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.” John 10:10. Another scripture says, “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.” 1John4:7-8
My heart goes out to the oppressed and needy. But do we truly help them through the vehicle of hate or love? Loving another involves prayer, service, and fellowship. Pray for others in need. Serve them. Give of our time. And invite them to our churches and homes. That sounds a lot better than destroying our cities and murdering innocent people.
Prayer: Lord, please heal our land. Turn our hearts toward You and away from the enemy. Humble us and help us to repent of sin. Amen.