Woe to those who devise iniquity, and work out evil on their beds! At morning light they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand. They covet fields and take them by violence, also houses, and seize them. So they oppress a man and his house, a man and his inheritance. ~ Michah 2:1-2
I recall a news article, or web post, where a retired California man was shot by police during a “drug raid.” They found no drugs, because it was a no-knock raid the homeowner armed himself – as they lived out in the middle of nowhere – and because of the weapon in his hand, he was shot. The wife lost her life long companion over something they had nothing to do with. More behind the scenes: Because of the location of the property a developer wanted to purchase the property and the owner said NO. As time slipped on by, an “anonymous tip” suggested that he was dealing drugs. The police obtained a warrant (no-knock); they killed the owner, seized the property and bank accounts under the drug seizure laws and never once charged either of the occupants, dead or otherwise.
This is a great travesty in our land, which will eventually lead to many other problems. Under such circumstances, how would your faith hold up? Seems very similar to the plight of Job, but instead it was the wife who survived.
Under such circumstances, who is to say…I would like to believe that my faith would hold up. I would like to believe that my strength would be drawn from the pool of wisdom, known as the bible. But unless you are sitting in those same circumstances, you cannot truly know.
I do not write this in order to douse your faith, or call it into question; but rather to reassess your faith, beliefs, and trust in the Almighty Author of Life!
Stay vigilant! Stay vocal! Stay blessed!
MK Murphy, PhD, DD