donderdag 21 mei 2015
Do not break Gods Holy Law
Many adults shake their heads when they hear teens putting other teens down for not having the latest Nike or I Phone. However, the competitive “Teen” culture in which some seek status at the expense of others really is a reflection of a sick adult culture which does exactly the same, albeit usually a bit more subtle. The difference is not in mindset but in the kind of status symbols adults use to put themselves above others. A bigger car, a nicer house, a higher paying job or nicer holidays. One can only be different if one breaks free from the matrix of this evil way of life based on a narcissistic mindset of considering ourselves entitled to a larger share of the world’s wealth and resources than the ¾ other citizens of the globe. Love does not show favoritism James reminds us (James 2:1-13) and God has chosen those who are poor in the eyes of this world to be rich in faith and to enter the kingdom of those who love God. But if we insult or mistreat the poor and kiss up to the rich we do not live in accordance with the righteousness of the kingdom of God. Instead we will be lawbreakers of Gods Holy Law of love your neighbour as you love yourself.