Is it time for world leaders to emulate the ancient beliefs of humans to sacrifice to prevent fellow humans from freezing or starving this winter?
The Chicago Tribune Editorial titled: They will freeze or starve brings UK energy crises home, reported
Unless these issues are addressed in bold fashion, British pubs and restaurants are going to disappear and a whole lot of people are going to be making the kinds of choices between food and heat that are associated with Dickensian images, not contemporary Britain.”
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate an ancient wisdom verse to this conundrum and explanation of the ancient Israel religious belief in a need and purpose for humans to sacrifice to atone for their sins.
To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. (Proverb 21:3)
What’s My Point?
Obviously, Putin’s war on Ukraine instigated the present world energy crisis.
While Putin may believe his invasion was just and his judgement is wise instead of foolish to him, according to the wisdom proverb it is not acceptable to God’s Commandment, thou salt not kill, a sin against God.
My point is in ancient times in Israel it was believed that if a person sinned, and made a Temple sacrifice and prayed for atonement, God might forgive him or her.
My point is right now, the realty is world leaders have decided to sanction Russia instead of invade Russia. And since Europe is dependent for energy and many in the world are dependent for Ukraine grain to ward off hunger.
Perhaps the only alternative is to for the world to emulate Israel and personally make sacrifices of their wealth and, customs, to prevent fellow humans from freezing or starving rather than invade Russa which might result in the and sacrifice loved one’s lives/.
In My Opinion
World leaders should be making vital decisions and considering options what to do to lessen the hardships many will face this coming winter
Which brings to my mind that every year, the world cuts down 100 million Christmas trees to celebrate the Christmas season.
If instead of buying the trees and transporting them to customers, everyone would instead donate the money to pay for the trees to be cut down and sent to be used for energy by burning them to heat homes instead of being used for Christmas home decorations.
This idea will probably be laughed off instead of considered seriously. However, it is a viable option that would not be laughed at by someone freezing in the winter.
There are plenty more ideas which should be considered now by leaders; However, every idea will require a sacrifice of time or money…. which ironically, is to atone for sins of humans who keep repeating the same follies which king Solomon observed and predicted would be repeated in every generation recorded in history in this verse:
9 What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun.
Then I turned my thoughts to consider wisdom,
and also madness and folly.
What more can the king’s successor do
than what has already been done?
13 I saw that wisdom is better than folly,
just as light is better than darkness.
In other words, once again, ironically, 80 years after the last World War in Europe, humans are repeating the same follies as past generations in a quest for wealth, powers, or vanity.
And every war required sacrifice to overcome the darkness created by human leaders’ follies and human sins.
All in spite of ancient religious beliefs in the Bible teachings of Wisdom and Love to bring about light instead of darkness in our world.
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Will we humans and train our youth to wise up to prevent and/or lessen the same madness and folly being repeated in every generation ever since the beginning of recorded history?
That it is far wiser to believe our Creator would better prefer our leaders and ourselves to understand the meaning of the proverb that before a war we should consider it would be wiser … To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than (to have to) sacrifice (after a war has begun)?
Regards and good will blogging
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