Sunday, 23 August 2015

Believing in "rights" itself is of envy, strife and pride

Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.  But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace (James 3:13-18).

The very doctrine of "rights" itself, and believing in it, whether for oneself or others, is worldly wisdom. It feeds on the lust of the flesh and pride of life, and thus, the spirit of mammon works through those who believe in "rights".  It is the opposite of what godly wisdom is. Godly wisdom is humble, submissive and merciful. Worldly wisdom is proud, unteachable and merciless, devoid of all true forgiveness. Such is the doctrine of "rights" which thinks itself entitled to what its wants, out of its pride, unsubmissive and proud of it, and of course, insisting on its own way, unforgiving, thinking that others always owe it something.

The heart of the doctrine of "rights" is pride, envy and strife. It is unforgiving and merciless at heart, and loves to strive against others. The manifestation of the believing in "rights" is foolish controversies, conflicts, war, bitterness, hatred, division, rivalry and competition. Such is the wisdom of the world which is foolishness to God (1 Corinthians 3:19).