(Meditating on Psalm 52)
I hear news of this little town in the faraway province and its always depressing. The ones in power continue to enrich themselves while the poor continue to be so. The helpless townsfolk can do nothing but gawk, minds full of questions and hearts heavy with great disappointments, and maybe silent rage (?), as new houses are being built and new cars are being driven. More money is being milked out of an already bleeding treasury to be splurged in worldly ways, while there’s not a single hospital, or a town library or a children’s park. And how about infrastructure? Roads that connect the farmers to the market?
Such are the prevalent ills this country has: corruption is never completely eradicated and the poor continue to increase and suffer. Progress is slow and can hardly be felt because the demons of dishonesty and covetousness are at frenzied work.
For the man that doesn’t fear God will trust and boast in material wealth.
But these are the words of the Lord:
Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man?…
God shall likewise destroy you forever;
He shall take you away, and pluck you out of your dwelling place,
And uproot you from the land of the living. (Ps. 52: 1,5)
The Lord our God is the hope of all nations. That’s why we, by the grace and power of God, shall continue to bring the Gospel to everyone, rich and poor. For only the glorious light of the Gospel and the enduring mercy of God could penetrate the darkest heart.
I had written a more detailed discussion about this subject in Incorruptible. I invite you to click the link if you had missed it before ~ thank you!