So I’m thinking about all the racial chaos that’s happening in our country and, let me be real, it does anger me. I’m black and I agree with groups that support the black communities, it does not matter differences... But the commonality is important.
Some days my anger is intense which is not sin... “Be angry [at sin—at immorality, at injustice, at ungodly behavior]...”
(Ephesians 4:26). Other days I’m observing the deeply rooted hatred that violently manifest. A person that hates, rebels and seeks control. “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry,”
(1 Samuel 15:23).
“Sigmund Freud defined hatred as an ego state that wishes to destroy the source of its unhappiness, stressing that it was linked to the question of self-preservation.” I’m wondering was racism against blacks included in his thoughts when he made this statement? Hmm!
I’ve watched protesters march peacefully and shrewd deceptive groups violently intertwine to appear as if the protesters ignited violence. Our black men and women are being gunned down like criminals or animals, as the cops sanction themselves as judges and jury.
Cops are invading homes as authoritarians that regulate the black communities. And, no, I’m not overlooking the unlawful acts committed by the blacks, but the black culture has been generalized as violent perpetrators leaving no room for the innocent.
The mood of facetious respect is shifting to stares that I can only assume to be racially motivated. The glare in the eyes speak volumes.
I can’t help but watch how shrewd Satan is in his deceptive device. “...That enemy of yours, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion [fiercely hungry], seeking someone to devour,” (1 Peter 5:8). He deceives the perpetrators, victims, and the innocents.
I heard someone say, when we act on emotions, the outcome is negative, but when we act intellectually the outcome is sound, (I’ve paraphrased). What magnitude of intelligence is needed when some violent acts speak for themselves?
The Apostles and prophets in God’s word warned of this day...”But understand this, that in the last days dangerous times [of great stress and trouble] will come [difficult days that will be hard to bear],”
(2 Timothy 3:1).
We can no longer wonder are we there yet, we are in the midst... These difficult days has folks wondering what next... as we have had three major shifts thus far that has shaken the world and we are shy of six months into this year. Hmm!
Our only hope is God.