“For he issued his laws to Jacob;
he gave his instructions to Israel.
He commanded our ancestors
to teach them to their children,” – Psalm 78:5 (NLT)
There’s a lot of rage, we hear cries for “defund the police” and “destroy the system”. How would you replace the system? To do that you first need to identify and define it. We all need to have a honest dialogue, a real plan to transform what’s needed, instead of just tearing everything down.
We need to die to the old ways that were actively oppressing people. Granted. However, we need to think about the bigger picture, not just what’s happening here and now.
The people who are in power supporting the defunding of police and destroying the system have their own gates, their own armed security patrolling their area.
When school is back in session, who do you propose to guard schools against any school shooters? When large fights break out between students in school? Who do you propose to contact when there is a murder, rape, burglary, etc.?
This is also connected to our right to bear arms – when you don’t have the police, what’s the next best option? To bear arms and be able to defend yourself and others you value.
We need to have a constructive plan to rebuild from ground up – “Rome wasn’t built in a day”, so the saying goes. So to just defund police departments and to destroy the system that was created to perpetuate racism isn’t going to be enough.
We all need to rebuild, but to do that, we need to turn to the Lord and seek Him! We need to repent for our own complacency in the many years of oppression and violence.
We need God to give wisdom and His power to transform this nation! Otherwise we will continue the legacy of unrest and oppression with a new name and new face.
“For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will.” – Romans 8:7 (NLT)
“Let me be united with all who fear you,
with those who know your laws.” – Psalm 119:79 (NLT)
“Your laws are always right;
help me to understand them so I may live.” -Psalm 119:144 (NLT)