We all witnessed the horrible, inexcusable death of George
Floyd. I believe all fair minded people who witnessed this were outraged by
what they saw and we should all cry out for justice to be done. However, some
in our nation are using this tragedy as an excuse to cause chaos, confusion,
violence, theft and murder. Even members of Mr. Floyd’s own family are crying
out for this violence to stop.
Yet, some political agendas are trying to use this tragedy to pressure others to agree with their political view. Some very fair minded people who do love all people are being threatened that if they are not willing to go along with the political agenda of the far left, that they must be harmed in some way. That harm may come in the form of defamation of character, threats of bodily injury or acts of violence perpetrated upon them.
As Christians we need to stick with what the Bible teaches. The Bible teaches us that all lives matter. Therefore, if what happened to Mr. Floyd had happened to someone of a different shade of skin, it would be just as wrong as what happened to Mr. Floyd. Thus, the unlawful taking of any human life be it by police or by a mob, are all equally wrong. One wrong never justifies another wrong. The only way for us to unite as a country is to hold to the teachings of Christ. They are true for all men. Their truth has nothing to do with the color of our skin. They are God’s teachings to which all people should adhere and to which we will all be held accountable on Judgment Day. Jesus declared the greatest of all commandments to be as follows:
Matthew 22:37-40 (NKJV) 37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
God’s words are far more important than what any politician, anarchist, or group leader of any kind could ever say. So let us be careful not to get caught up in any camp that men may try to create, but let us as Christians stay faithful to the teachings of Christ our Lord. And seek to demonstrate God’s love to all.