I have been frustrated by the actions of people who align themselves with the Liberal persuasion, or the Left, as we call it, especially in Israel, where Jews undermine the security of their own people by supporting their enemies! That is, until this morning, when the Lord led me to a certain verse, which had me researching Liberalism. Though noble in thought in the early stages, when it rose up against totalitarian and religious rule, today's Liberal thinking follows the universalist line, which basically believes in the moral unity of human beings, while marginalizing local cultural distinctions. They also promote the socialist, welfare state mentality. It all sounds good, until you go back to the beginning of the Liberal agenda and find out they basically sought to be free from God and His Law! This is especially true in Israel. Liberals~those serving the Leftist agenda~do not believe the Tanach, nor do they follow God's Law~Torah.
I thought Liberal thinking was a modern day movement. It is said to have started as far back as the Renaissance period, but I found evidence of it in Proverbs 28:4 "Those who abandon Torah (God's Law) praise the wicked, but those who keep Torah fight them." And as I thought on this, I realized it is precisely Satan's agenda. He rebelled against God's Will, and since his fall from Grace, he has poisoned the minds of men with the same line of reasoning.
In Israel, those on the Left do not believe Jews should be distinct and different from their sworn enemies, the Arabs. They want equality. They do not believe God gave Eretz Yisroel-the Land of Israel-to the Jews alone. Even though the distinction between Arabs and Jews is as clear as day from night, Liberals think they can call forth peace by marginalizing their cultural distinctions and giving in to the demands of the Arabs. Sadly, that is not God's plan.
After reading Proverbs, the Lord had me turn to Psalm 1: "How blessed are those who reject the advice of the wicked, don't stand in the way of sinners, or sit where scoffers sit! But their delight is in Adonai's Torah; on His Torah (Law), they meditate day and night. They are like trees planted by streams-they bear their fruit in season, their leaves never wither, everything they do succeeds. Not so the wicked, who are like chaff driven by the wind. For this reason, the wicked won't stand up to judgment, nor will sinners at the gathering of the righteous. For Adonai watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked is doomed." From the Complete Jewish Bible.
Now I understand. Now, instead of being frustrated, I watch in amazement as God "frustrates" the actions and plans of those who are against Him and His Torah...be they Jewish or otherwise. Psalm 2!!
Shalu Shalom Yisroel... pray for the peace of Israel!