This has been one subject which has made me wonder at times. It really didnt hit me, I think, till I read Isaiah 1:10-17
10 Hear the word of the Lord,
you rulers of Sodom!
Give ear to the teaching[b] of our God,
you people of Gomorrah!
11 “What to me is the multitude of your sacrifices?
says the Lord;
I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams
and the fat of well-fed beasts;
I do not delight in the blood of bulls,
or of lambs, or of goats.
12 “When you come to appear before me,
who has required of you
this trampling of my courts?
13 Bring no more vain offerings;
incense is an abomination to me.
New moon and Sabbath and the calling of convocations—
I cannot endure iniquity and solemn assembly.
14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts
my soul hates;
they have become a burden to me;
I am weary of bearing them.
15 When you spread out your hands,
I will hide my eyes from you;
even though you make many prayers,
I will not listen;
your hands are full of blood.
16 Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean;
remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes;
cease to do evil,
17 learn to do good;
bring justice to the fatherless,
plead the widow’s cause.
In the ESV the word “justice” is used 23 times. But as I wrote above, this bit of text right here is one I keep coming back to. And I don’t know why.
I guess, I thought, well, Israel was a theocracy, so this doesn’t apply to us in the same way. We live in a secular society and things are different. So why doesn’t this reasoning resonate well with me, then? Again, I don’t know. Nathan said it well…
As for our publishing house’s, I know very little. But as far as some of our ABC’s are concerned, I ask this question: What are they doing way out there, in some backstreet, which no one has ever heard of, where no, none Adventist, will ever come? I may have made it a little too obvious lol, that I’m talking about a specific ABC, but wont say which. I’m sure there’s more.
I’m going to get into so much trouble one day with my pictures lol, but anywhooo!..