Friday, November 25, 2011

Will we ever learn?

Will those who do evil never learn? They eat up my people like bread; they wouldn't think of praying to God. But then terror will grip them, terror like they have never known before. God will scatter the bones of your enemies. You will put them to shame, for God has rejected them. Psalm 53: 4-5 NLT

What an image: the evil ones who eat other people up like bread. Is this cannibalism? I suppose there are those who eat up other people. Perhaps they make money at the cost of other people's lives and/or livelihoods. I can think of many companies whose CEOs get bonuses while the workers get laid off. That is eating others up like bread. Or in other countries where certain religious or racial groups are killed and their homes and possessions taken by their enemies. Being eaten up like bread.

Do those who do such things, take advantage of others as though eating them, not pray? Do they even think about praying?

The psalmist says that God notices. Those who do such cannibalistic acts will be struck with terror that they have never known nor inflicted upon other people. When you totally reject God, God will turn and totally reject you.

God, help me to not eat others up like bread – not even a nibble. Convict me when I even get close to that kind of evil. May I always turn to you in prayer. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Copyright 2011 Amelia G. Sims

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