God said to the Edomites: “‘Because you have had an ancient hatred, and have shed the blood of the children of Israel by the power of the sword at the time of their calamity, when their iniquity came to an end, therefore, as I live,’ says the Lord GOD, ‘I will prepare you for blood, and blood shall pursue you; since you have not hated blood, therefore blood shall pursue you’” (Ezekiel 35:5-6 NKJV). The atrocities of wars or the abuses of slavery can never be satisfied, but must be forgiven and forgotten to live in the present. Before worshiping God, Jesus said, “First be reconciled to your brother” (Matthew 5:24 NKJV). Obeying Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, would reconcile Jews with Germans, Muslims with Catholics, Japanese with Americans, and Afro-Americans with Euro-Americans!
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.