See, I have taught you decrees and laws as the LORD my God commanded me, so that you may follow them in the land you are entering to take possession of it. Observe them carefully, for this will show your wisdom and understanding to the nations, who will hear about all these decrees and say, “Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.”
It’s a shame I can’t be like Moses when he spoke to the people as he was leading them to the promised land. And he even did this despite the fact that he wasn’t allowed in it…only to see it from the top of Pisgah. Sometimes I feel the same way.
Sometimes I wish the person who is driving and texting at the same time would understand their actions are the equivalent of drunk driving. I don’t want to be in a car with one nor do I want to be near one who is doing the misdeed.
Sometimes I wish the dictators in the Middle East would understand their actions are the equivalent of hell. I wouldn’t want to be there and I totally sympathize with those who are. And to some extent, I’ll even sympathize those who believe because they don’t know any better.
Sometimes I wish the oil companies and the speculators who control the markets would understand their actions are of greed they should be ashamed of themselves. I wouldn’t want to be in their shoes knowing that their actions are causing tremendous grief to those who are working hard to feed and clothe their families.
Sometimes I wish certain people in my life would understand their actions are disrespectful, immature and inconsiderate of other’s feelings. Even though I was in their shoes at one time or another, I look back with such disdain that I am ashamed of myself. So what better redemption in His eyes could I make to teach a lesson yet it goes unnoticed.
Sometimes I wished I understood the intention of others who had my best interests at stake but I was blind (and literally deaf) to the obvious.
Sometimes I wish others would see that I am not perfect, that I strive to make good, that I learn from my lessons and rarely repeat the mistakes but please don’t continue to cruxify me. I only wished that they would understand that I have changed and so can they. As much as I will give them the chance, they should give me.
Sometimes I wish we all could take a minute to understand the intention of the verse. The words, this great nation, can be used to describe us. I know I am trying…..it’s a shame, it’s a shame that others don’t see the wisdom.