Only Following Orders?

Adolf Eichmann (in glass booth on left) on trial for crimes against humanity in Israel, 1961. Photo via Yad Vashem.

It is said that evil triumphs when good men do nothing. Maybe it’s more accurate to say that evil triumphs when good people get so caught up in the business of life that they stop pursuing righteousness. So if they are not pursuing righteousness, what are they pursuing? And what slips by while they’re not looking?

Jeremiah 5:20-31; Matthew 26:40-41; 1 Corinthians 10:1-12 

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Music: “Luftwaffe March,” The Band Of The Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince Of Wales’s), Staffords: Music By The Band of the Staffordshire Regiment, MM Military,2012.

What Happens When Good People Sleep

Chancellor Adolf Hitler and President Paul von Hindenburg, March 21, 1933, Bundesarchiv Bild 183-S38324 / CC-BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 DE, via Wikimedia Commons.

Everyone wants to be a good citizen and a good neighbor, or at least that’s what we should want. But is that enough? Perhaps there is more to living out our Kingdom calling than simply trying to avoid evil.

Jeremiah 5:20-31; Matthew 5:13-20, 23:27-28; 1 Peter 5:5-11

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Music: “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: IV, by Edvard Grieg, performed by Wiliam T. Strømberg conducting the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Edvard Grieg Music to Henrik Ibsen Peer Gynt, Blikkboks Ltd, 2018.