Well then, should we conclude that we Jews are better than others? No, not at all, for we have already shown that all people, whether Jews or Gentiles, are under the power of sin. As the Scriptures say,
“No one is righteous— not even one.No one is truly wise; no one is seeking God. All have turned away; all have become useless. No one does good, not a single one.”
“Their talk is foul, like the stench from an open grave. Their tongues are filled with lies.” “Snake venom drips from their lips.” “Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.” “They rush to commit murder. Destruction and misery always follow them. They don’t know where to find peace.” “They have no fear of God at all.”
Obviously, the law applies to those to whom it was given, for its purpose is to keep people from having excuses, and to show that the entire world is guilty before God. For no one can ever be made right with God by doing what the law commands. The law simply shows us how sinful we are.
But now God has shown us a way to be made right with him without keeping the requirements of the law, as was promised in the writings of Moses and the prophets long ago. We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. (Romans 3:9-22 NLT)
We are not perfect; we know this by the world’s fascination of power and control–the wars in Middle East (Gaza), the tragedy of MH 17, and failed attempts of brokering ceasefire agreements. The world is on fire, and we are naive as humans beings to think that we can put it out.
I honestly do not know what measures it will take to repair “the sins of the father” but what I do know is to put my faith in Jesus Christ.
I understand that action and law are best methods for peace and stability in the world, but it can also stem human chauvinism, which can regress back to conflicts. Humans can’t make peace, only God can.
We need to recognize our humanity and recognize a Higher Power, which can bring peace in our lives if we listen and abide to its teaching.
“Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you” –James 1:27
My thoughts and prayers to the families of Gaza, Isreal, Palestine and MH 17.