The “Shees” of the Question
To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. (Proverbs 21:3)
OK – you have to be a Brazilian to understand the title of this colorful Portuguese saying; but it gets to the point of this verse. The literal translation of ‘Xis’ da Questão is to say “the X of a question,” or the main point of a matter.
I bring this up because I see an alarming number of people, Christ-followers included, who defend their behavior with an “ends justifying the means” sense of logic. It doesn’t matter how I act or what I say if the eventual outcome aligns itself with a good outcome. Our current Covid-19 crisis has brought this attitude to the forefront in the lives of political leaders, social media stars, and ordinary people.
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