The 18th chapter of Luke opens with Jesus giving a parable on prayer. In the parable He describes an unrighteous judge who has neither fear of God or regard for men. As I read this passage it struck me that this unrighteous judge could be found by the multiplied millions in our own government. I read this chapter last night then today I watched these 2 videos.
In the parable Jesus is telling us to be in constant and consistent pray to our heavenly Father. And since we are dealing with multiplied millions, I think it is very good advice. There is much we can discern from Jesus parable. Do you think it coincidence that Jesus would describe such a man as this in a place of power? If you read through the gospels you will find that Jesus encountered many of these types in His day who were, in fact, in power. And most of them were not Romans, they were the ruling class of His day, the Pharisees. The Pharisees were far more political than spiritual; they had even reduced their own religion to a large set of laws and regulations. Did you know that they had over 2500 laws concerning the Sabbath? 2500 laws to just govern one day.
The Pharisees, like the unrighteous judge and the politicians of our day had neither fear of God nor regard for men. They have no manner of concern for their conscience or their reputations. And don’t think for one second our politicians care one lick what you or I think of them. They know they can gerrymander the lines in their districts to stay employed. They have no fear of the wrath of God against them nor the censures of men concerning them. They are perfect strangers to godliness, honor, integrity, and duty. And since they have rid themselves of all fear of God why should we expect them to have any fear of men?
In Ecclesiastes 3, one of the sorest evils Solomon found was wickedness in the place of judgment and wickedness in the place of righteousness. When common men become such bad actors we call them criminals and lock them away, sometimes we do anyway. But politicians get elected for such behavior and reward themselves for it. The wickedness that Solomon saw was men with power striping the widows, the weak and oppressed of what little worldly goods they had and in doing so completely set them on the path of either enslavement or destruction. God charges politicians to be righteous in all their works, to lift the oppressed and right wrongs committed against the defenseless and most importantly do no harm.
In the parable, the poor widow aggravated the judge until she received justice. The unrighteous judge did not give her justice because he came to his senses, he did so to get her to stop aggravating him with her requests. Somehow I don’t see this working for us sense our politicians are building an army of ruthless mini me’s and arming them to the teeth. If the unrighteous judge could have disposed of the woman without notice then I believe he would have, so we can say that he was not as ruthless and cold as our politicians of today. Whom I believe will gladly line us in front of belt feed guns and silence us forever. The one thing that stuck me in the video on RITR was that these officers had willingly sacrificed their ability to think and act for themselves for a job and rotten money. Thus giving them one benefit, as long as they do as their masters tell them they will be immune to reprisal. Whereas those of us who will not surrender our inalienable rights will most like lose our lives. And don’t think for one second those officers will feel a twinge of guilt while they throw dirt on our dead faces. To them the Constitution is not the law of the land, it is an old worn out document. The law is what their masters say it is, Constitution be damned. It is easier to think this than to feel the pains of liberty lost. They would rather have their 3 hots, a cot, and a place to squat. It is sad indeed that men would willingly trade liberty for so little.
I implore you with all that is within me to maintain your honor, your integrity, to uphold righteousness, and be just in all things. It is these qualities that separate men from beasts.
I resist becoming a beast. Will you?