Their Final Destiny

Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. But as for me, my feet had almost slipped; I had nearly lost my foothold. For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Surely in vain have I kept my heart pure; in vain have I washed my hands in innocence.

When I tried to understand all this, it was oppressive to me till I entered the sanctuary of God; then I understood their final destiny…

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I know why you want to hate me.

The great document Where in the World is Osama bin Laden? is playing behind me and I just watched the scene in which Morgan Spurloch walks through an orthodox Jewish quarter in Jerusalem.

He is assailed quite angrily by young and old very old school Jewish looking men. He is pushed, shoved and yelled at. One man threatens to break the camera.

The great documentary Where in the World is Osama bin Laden? is playing behind me and I just watched the scene in which Morgan Spurloch walks through an orthodox Jewish quarter in Jerusalem.

He is assailed quite angrily by young and old very old school Jewish looking men. He is pushed, shoved and yelled at. One man threatens to break the camera.

I’ve seen parts of the doc a few times and that scene, in particular, always strikes me.  I know my history. I know my scriptures. I know the unending struggles of the nation of Israel.

To me, it always surprised me that some still react in the way they do – and believe they are acting in the right way.

But I do see why they would act like that…

Back in the day, Limp Bizkit was a popular band. I don’t care for them much but one song in particular hits the right chord. The songs speaks to hate and why we hate. The way that it presents the thought brings to your mind something you knew all along but only just below the surface of understanding.

Here’s the song.

Listen for the lyric, “Now I know why you wanna hate me \ ‘Cause hate is all the world has even seen lately.”

While you’re there, bask in the head banging serenity that is the chorus.

The world sees so much hate. It’s a miracle any of us show any other emotion at all.