“The wicked walk on every side when the vilest men are exalted.” (Psalm 12:8)
The mob has taken over the street like the running of the bulls. They are trampling who ever gets in their way. The media has chummed the waters for three years and the sharks, smelling blood, are in a feeding frenzy. America has chosen Jaws over Jesus. We’re gunna need a bigger boat [sic].” Politicians and police are back on their heels. The vilest have been exalted, on TV, in the stadium, arena, on the silver screen, and in government. Public schools have replaced books with bricks, morals with murals, math with wrath. Gender fluidity and stupidity have replaced reason. The prophets of Baal have sacrificed the unborn, Truth has fallen in the street, and the mob, once again, has chosen Barabbas over the Prince of Peace.
After Jesus was beaten by the police, and condemned in the human courts of injustice, mocked and ridiculed (“they shoot out their lip”) the object of racial (Romans considered All non- Romans inferior or hostiles) and religious prejudice. Jesus was nailed to a cross and crucified. He never bowed to the wicked, or sought to be crowned by the mob or the masses. He prayed for his executioners. He kept his word. He paid for our sins. He arose again. His only weapon was God’s Word and love. Statues can be toppled, books can be burned, nations can crumble, but the Scripture cannot be broken. He hated no one, he loved everyone, even his enemies. He is our Savior. Don’t follow the mob or fear them. He does not ask us to follow him on Twitter, or like him on Facebook. His challenge is not to “Like” him, but to drop the brick, put down that stick and by God’s grace and the power of the Holy Spirit, be like him. -id