Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Not by race, tribe or colour; but by purpose...

God did not evict the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Hivites and the Jebusites from their land merely because he favoured the Hebrews over them. No, the Hebrews were appointed to be the instruments of God's judgment over these peoples - for the sin of the Amorites had finally reached its full measure according to Genesis 15:16. And these peoples were being judged because of their detestable practices the worst being the burning of children before the fire god Moloch.
As I watch the brutal massacre of children in the killing fields of Gaza today, their sacrifice once more before the fire god, Moloch, I cry out to the God of justice and ask, how long before the sin of today's Amorites reaches its full measure? How many more children must die before you can remind us once again that no matter who we are, we are not special to you because of our race, our colour, our tribe, our creed or our even religion, but we are special to you because of our purpose? And that our purpose is to love you with all our heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love our neighbour as ourselves.

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