2 Samuel 24:25 New American Standard Bible
25 David built there an altar to the Lord and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. Thus the Lord was moved by prayer for the land, and the plague was held back from Israel.
Instead of praying, some of us are rioting. Fortunately, the riots are losing popularity.
The Chinese Communist coronavirus isn’t the only epidemic in the land.
America’s news media are suffering mass amnesia, stuffing down a memory hole the extent of destruction from the ongoing Black Lives Matter/Antifa race riots.
Apart from lots of happy stories depicting the whole country kneeling to the BLM’s anti-White, Marxist demands, you won’t see much about the real costs. (continued here (washingtontimes.com))
Recent news, pointing to leaked video footage prosecutors kept hid from the public, indicates that at the very least the police did not intend to harm George Floyd, Leaked Bodycam Footage Of George Floyd’s Arrest Provides New Context To Police Apprehension (thefederalist.com). When prosecutors selectively withheld pertinent information from the public, did they intentionally inflame race riots? That needs to be investigated.
Because of the Coronavirus (COVID -19) and the race riots, commerce has nearly ceased in major urban areas. Will we abandon our cities to chaos? To what extent? Why are we behaving this way?
So, what is the point of this post? Pray for an end to the riots and for an end to the plague. Pray for Americans to repent of their unbelief, to open their Bibles and regain their sanity in the Word of God.
Riot Declared as Fire Burns in Portland Police Union Offices (usnews.com)
Antifa Sues Seattle Claiming Police Response Has Forced Them To Invest In Better Riot Gear (summit.news)
Police Made 4 Arrests For Defacing Property As DC Faced Occasional, Destructive Riots. Then They Arrested 2 Pro-Lifers For Writing ‘Black Preborn Lives Matter’ (dailycaller.com)
Chicago protests: Restrictions imposed after chaotic night of unrest (bbc.com)
Newt Gingrich: New York City crime skyrockets as Mayor de Blasio sides with criminals against cops (foxnews.com)
$14.8 Billion In Federal Funding Flows Into Just Five Major U.S. Cities Where Civil Unrest Looms & Police Stand Down (forbes.com)
Tom, I have not seen this story on local media. I live in Minnesota. I agree with all you’ve said and pray for the same things you’re praying for, but I believe we should be praying that God’s will is accomplished through all of this insanity. Only He can bring true order out of chaos.
That’s what scary about the present day. Many of candidates running for public office are depending upon propaganda, not a discussion of the issue — not even a partisan discussion — to win or hold public office. So, we must get the word out.
We must join together, lifting up our voices,
to our merciful Father!