We have all seen the troubles in the US and the protests about black lives have echoed around the world, but what is the cause, and the solution?
One of the common placards seen, reads, “No justice, No peace, and that goes some way towards the answer, but then, why no justice?
Well, there is no denying that the US has a proportion of police that break the law, as we saw in the murder of George Floyd, that completely undermines justice. All law authorities must be lawful themselves, but that also apples to the public – we must ALL keep the law – witness the looting, burning and violence.
Why is this? Because there is no longer Right and Wrong – It’s all become blurred and a matter of opinion and situation – if no-one is looking, and we feel we can get away with it, why not?
The real reason is because we have rejected God, and with no God there are no Ten Commandments, no right and wrong. Once that is so, little children cannot be expected to learn right from wrong, and soon parents cannot discipline their offspring. Proverbs 19: 18 “Discipline your children while there is hope. Otherwise you will ruin their lives.” NLT. Laws are even made that make spanking illegal. Children turn feral without firm handling, and when they go to school, some may never have encountered any authority.
It only takes one or two such children in a class and the teacher struggles to control and educate, and I speak as an ex Head Teacher. Standards fall, and some rebellious children fail to read or write properly. They are unable to find work, and drink, drugs and crime are often the result. When they leave school they still have no respect for anyone, and when the police expect to administer the law, they hate its imposition, especially when the police have double standards themselves. And so we see the predictable results on TV.
God is allowing us to learn the hard way. It is called ‘tough love’ and it seems to be the only way we learn these days! Indeed we are so slow to learn that the Bible prophesies that it will bring the US down, closely followed by the UK, and then the world !
Earlier generations escaped this because thy still retained some respect for God , and His Laws. This generation alone is refusing to learn, and so will pay an awesome penalty, until Jesus Christ steps in to save humanity. Matthew 24:22 “In fact, unless that time of calamity is shortened, not a single person will survive. But it will be shortened for the sake of God’s chosen ones.” NLT. Then will a remnant learn the way to justice and peace, and the prosperity and happiness that comes with Law, under the government of Jesus Christ.