Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A Verse of Hope for Cambodians

Psalm 96:10- Say among the heathen that the LORD reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously.

One of the most difficult concepts of the Gospel for Cambodians to actually believe is that there is a Righteous Judge Who will one day hold every person who rejects Christ accountable for his sins. The idea of real justice makes some Khmers laugh in disbelief. Living in a country in which a few filthy rich, corrupt politicians literally get away with theft and murder without ever answering to anyone has a way of dulling the understanding of what true justice is. This has always been the situation in Cambodia.

Studying Cambodian history reveals a country that has always been plagued by few corrupt leaders who built their empires on the backs of the common people, with every bit of financial gain enjoyed exclusively by those despots. Amazingly, nothing has changed over the centuries. When the average Cambodian knows full well that the people who are supposed to be protecting them and leading by example are the very definition of corruption, the thought of true justice is at best an unachievable virtue, at worst a joke to laugh at.

While Cambodians live in a kingdom that is the antithesis of righteousness, we are endeavoring to tell them "that the LORD reigneth," and that the justice that we all deserve was placed upon the precious Lamb of God.

1 comment:

  1. Prayed for you this morning Chad. Love to you and your family.

    Grace and Peace,
    Pastor Scott
    Twin City Bible Church