If you have seen the news much at all in the last few days, you have seen the very people preaching acceptance of a decision that you don’t like, protesting a decision that they don’t like. It seems like God might be trying to show us something.
Could it be that what God is showing us by using the immigrants, both illegal and those who don’t wish to assimilate, and the protesters, is that Christians themselves are hypocrites, as well as ignorant. You see, many Christians want those who come to their native countries to learn their ways and abide by their laws. Yet, they want, and expect, to enter God and Jesus’ Kingdom, and never change. They refuse to abide by Their Law or learn Their ways. Isn’t that the definition of a hypocrite? Or is it more like stupidity? Maybe both?
If you have a job that wants to transfer you and yours to another nation, would you want to learn that nation’s ways as not to offend them? And maybe, you would learn their laws so you could stay out of jail? Have we forgotten the old proverb “when in Rome do as the Romans”?
Do you really thing our Father will allow those who refuse His Ways as well as refuse His Laws, into His Kingdom? I think not. If you think He will, you might do well to think again!
God gave Israel His Laws, we call them The Ten Commandments and they are found in Exodus 20. He also gave Moses His Ways. One would do well to learn and practice His Laws and Ways, if you are wanting to dwell in His Kingdom. You may not get it right, but at least you will know more than you do, and your effort will show God that you are looking forward to dwelling in His perfect paradise.
He gave us both His Laws and His ways, just in case there is anyone alive today who wants to live with Him. I’m one, how about you? At least we will show Him, however clumsy we might be, that we are His children!