Last week all people were shocked to find out that the police arrested a minibus that had an ammount of 200 kg heroin on it. After I read an article from a local paper about this case, I remembered the book written by the prophet Isaiah. He lived in a time when corruption exceeded all bounds. Here is what Isaiah said:
How the faithful city has become a harlot, she who was full of justice! Righteousness once lodged in her, but now murderers. (Isaiah 1:21)(NASB)
We call ourselves a Christian country, but even those who know history well can not remember any time when righteousness and justice abode our country. But it has been full of murderers for many centuries and it continues nowadays. How many lives have drugs destroyed… Do you imagine how many lives could those 200 kg of heroin destroy unless they were stopped?
Statesmen lost their righteousness
Isaiah compares the rulers of Israel with silver, the treasure of the nation, the pure wine and he says about them:
Your silver has become dross, your drink diluted with water. Your rulers are rebels and companions of thieves; everyone loves a bribe and chases after rewards they do not defend the orphan, nor does the widow’s plea come before them. (Isaiah 1:22–23)(NASB)
God’s judgement will not stay too long
When you see what happens, you don’t know what to do and it seems to you that unrighteousness will reign forever. Let no one think this way. God will not stay too long and He is going to judge those who are His enemies by doing unrighteousness.
Therefore the Lord GOD of hosts, the Mighty One of Israel, declares, ”Ah, I will be relieved of My adversaries and avenge Myself on My foes. I will also turn My hand against you, and will smelt away your dross as with lye and will remove all your alloy. Then I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counselors as at the beginning; after that you will be called the city of righteousness, a faithful city.” (Isaiah 1:24–26)(NASB)
God’s judgement against corrupted rulers will not stay too long, but it’s difficult to imagine that God will make justice live in our country. This will happen only when the whole nation will turn to God. Let us turn to Him with all our heart!
Translated by Felicia Djugostran