The Museum of the Bible opened in Washington, D.C., last year, and not a moment too soon for a city (and nation) plagued by scandal.
In addition to ongoing investigations by a special counsel and various congressional committees, sexual harassment seems to have infected the nation’s capital and the country like a scourge.
One doesn’t have to be Jewish or Christian (the history of these faiths being the focus of the museum), nor does one have to be religious to understand there are consequences to the behaviors now on public display.
Here’s a verse that might have benefited Harvey Weinstein, Bill Clinton, Roy Moore and Al Franken, just to name a few who are dominating today’s headlines: “Those who plow iniquity and sow trouble reap the same. He who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption.” (Galatians 6:7-8)
A similar theme is recorded in what theologians believe to be the Bible’s oldest book: “As I have observed, those who plow evil and those who sow trouble reap it.” (Job 4:8)
On the other hand, there is this verse: “He who sows righteousness will have a sure reward.” (Proverbs 11:18)
Human behavior from the beginning has verified these ancient truths. Such things once were taught in most schools, many homes and places of worship, but political correctness, encroaching liberal theology and a social gospel of “good works” has replaced them for many and the consequences are increasingly evident.
Having abandoned these universal truths for guiding our lives and offering instructions on how to attain a better reward in the next, we are witnessing what unrestrained sin is capable of doing to our nation.
The “scandal” word is used in a way that suggests a standard for measuring what is scandalous. Why is anything a scandal? If truth is personal and relative, why judge anyone else’s behavior if it makes them feel good?
What we are seeing is an ugly reflection of ourselves. If we don’t like the image we see in the mirror we should ask how we arrived at this place and what can be done to reverse it. Billy Graham once said that America is not at a crossroads, but a long way down the wrong road and needs to come back to the crossroads and take the right road. That was four decades ago. Things have gotten worse since then.
Hopefully, as you see the White House, African American History Museum, and the Air and Space Museum in D.C. we also time to visit Museum that is the true foundation for our nation and our world.