DCLM Daily Manna October 1st 2019 – Godliness Begets A Just Society, written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi
TODAY’S TOPIC: GODLINESS BEGETS A JUST SOCIETY
TEXT: Exodus 21:26-36
KEY VERSE: “But if the ox were wont to push with his horn in time past, and it hath been testified to his owner, and he hath not kept him in, but that he hath killed a man or a woman; the ox shall be stoned, and his owner also shall be put to death” – (Exodus 21:29).
MESSAGE: DCLM Daily Manna October 1st 2019
In the Christianity Today magazine of Oct 4, 1999 was a graphical illustration of the maxim that all that is needed for evil to succeed is for good people to do nothing; but when good people speak up, evil can be defeated. During the dark days of the Second World War, Bulgaria signed a pact with Germany to send some Jews to Germany’s concentration camps. It was at this point that Metropolitan Stefan, head of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, stood up against this injustice.
He convened a meeting of his church’s synod which unanimously condemned the order. Before a large crowd, Stefan strongly condemned the persecution of the Jews. So, because of this open denunciation, the Jews remained in Bulgaria. Lives were saved, all because people of good conscience refused to be silent in the face of evil.
Today’s passage advocates for a fair and just society which is guided by the rule of law, where the victims of an injustice feel that justice has been made against the guilty. Everyone is equal before the law and all forms of injustice receive appropriate compensation. Meanwhile, evil and oppression thrive in an unjust society where people in power or who are in control treat those who have no power unfairly and deprive them of basic rights or liberties. Our society needs complete rebirth through repentance and faith in Christ for justice, equity and fairness to be enthroned.
- Today: DCLM Daily Manna October 1st 2019 by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi
Ensuring a just society begins with being just and fair ourselves. As Christians, we must treat everyone fairly, no matter who they are and their status in the society. We must also take all necessary precautions to ensure that we respect and preserve the sanctity of life, and others must not get hurt from negligence and carelessness.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: A just society is a product of godly fear and true righteousness.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Song of Solomon 5-8
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