On Parasha "Yitro" we have an example of a seasoned God-follower seeing "something that is not good" - and saying so. I feel moved by the example. To all in modern Messianism anywhere:
The hit movie, “Goodfellas” has this line from its narrator about how criminals live the good life:
"We just took whatever we wanted; and if anyone dared to complain, they got beaten up so badly they never thought of opening their mouths again."
This is S.O.P. for the Chernoff brothers, and the highest echelon of leaders in the IMJA, MJAA, or UMJC who commit corruption on the level of repeated forgery signatures, false corporate documents published, recently caught criminals put into high financial positions, rampant nepotism creating echelons of unqualified leaders with high responsibility above their acumen and training, embezzlement of ministry funds, and public acts of what can only be called sadism.
No one does anything. Yet, everyone knows. Why? They have seen anyone who opens their mouths torn to shreds socially and vocationally, and got the message.
“The thing you are doing is not good.” said Yitro. May Heaven see and act, and may people, into whose hands God has placed responsibility for “justice” (not vengeance), act responsibly. Lives have been destroyed - careers ruined - resources wasted - and all to cover for people who either cannot tell the truth or cannot face it.
Heaven help when “the whole head is sick, and the whole heart is faint.” (Isaiah) People who see danger and fraud have a responsibility to say "danger" (Ezek. 33:3) and "fraud." (Lev. 5:1)
Thank you, Yitro – for giving us the example of saying when “the thing you are doing is not good.” (FYI - this was all said in private, and has passed the Matt. 18:17 barrier into treating the unrepentant criminals like people with no concern for God-following.) ... See MoreSee Less
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