In the past 3 or 4 years, the region where I live has been hit hard by the economic down turn. There were at least 5 failed banks and millions of dollars in wealth left our area due to the FDIC closing the banks and selling them off. These new owners of the banks then called many of the loans due and forced foreclosure on many good honest people. This behavior of a few caused a great hardship on people who were barely making ends meet. I read a passage in Micah that made me think of this situation. Check this out….1 How terrible it will be for people who plan wickedness, who lie on their beds and make evil plans. When the morning light comes, they do what they planned, because they have the power to do so. 2 They want fields, so they take them; they want houses, so they take them away. They cheat people to get their houses; they rob them even of their property. 7 But I must say this, people of Jacob: The Lord is becoming angry about what you have done. My words are welcome to the person who does what is right. (Micah 2:1-2; 7 NCV)
I believe that the Lord will bring about punishment on people who do evil to other people. It may or may not happen while we’re here on earth, but He will get the last word. I want to be a person who ALWAYS treats other people right. I don’t ever want to cross the line of honesty and integrity.
I want to be a person lives by the Word of God as my “code”. He is the Creator of all of us and He knows what is best for us. He loves it when His kids love others the way He loves. He created us to love Him and love others. When we love others and respect others, we are honoring our Father.Pressing On! Dwayne