Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
"[Jehovah's] righteousness is standing forever" (Psalm 111:3)
The works of sinful mankind are seldom based on righteousness. Often they are an expression of greed, envy, and haughtiness. That is evident from the fiendish weapons men produce for the wars they foment and for economic gain. These bring untold misery and horror to millions of innocent victims. Also, many human works have been accomplished at the expense of the oppressed poor. An example is the use of slaves to build the pyramids. Those mainly served as burial places for the proud Pharaohs. Moreover, many of mankind's present-day works not only are oppresive but are "ruining the earth." (Revelation 11:18) How different it is with Jehovah's works, which are always based on what is right! His works include the merciful provision for the salvation of sinful mankind. In providing the ransom, God was 'exhibiting his own righteousness.' (Romans 3:25, 26) Indeed, "his righteousness is standing forever"!
(Watchtower issue: 3/15/09, 3:7-9)
The theme of today's text is perfect for doing a post later about the King Tut exhibit I went to with my mom while we were in Denver. (they wouldn't let us take pictures in the actual exhibit itself, but I have a few photos I wanna post from it...plus a bunch of others from the aquarium and the botanical gardens, etc).
When I was younger I remember feeling such a profound sense of awe when I learned about the Egyptians and saw their remarkable building accomplishments. But now that I'm older and know what really took place "behind the scenes" in order to achieve such extraordinary monuments, I have a completely different outlook of "the treasures of Egypt" ... they are "monumental shams", built upon a foundation of religious lies and counterfeit "rewritten" history, by "the lash" of heavy slave labor.