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Like a Death Squad

A personal reflection on Psalm 101 

Reading this verse, Every morning I will put to silence all the wicked in the land I will cut off every evildoer  from the city of the Lord, I remember the land where I grow up – Davao City. They say that all drug pushers and notorious criminals in our city are killed by a vigilante group called the DDS or Davao Death Squad. Then and up until now there are still speculations that the cause of the deaths of the criminals in Davao is the DDS.

I believe this is the reason why our city has one of the lowest criminal rates and that tourists can say that our city is clean and progressive because the people are well disciplined. May be because if the people break the law and the so-called DDS finds them, they will surely lose their life.

King David said that he will silence those who are wicked and cut off every evildoers in his land. David surely hates them for he loves God and his laws.

Below is the message from our City Mayor, the man I really look up to for being a good disciplinarian of the City.

What does goodness and evil have in common? Nothing.

In a basket of tomatoes, the rotten one will be removed before it can contaminate the others. When a pest is seen in a rice field, a farmer would kill the pest before it ruins the crops.

 

In our lives, we also have rotten parts or a growing pest. How do we respond to these things? Do we let it/them stay to contaminate us? Or we are like the death squad who killed and shoot it out directly?

God wants us to be careful in our ways and to live a blameless life. 

I will be careful to lead a blameless life—
when will you come to me?

I will conduct the affairs of my house
with a blameless heart.
I will not look with approval
on anything that is vile.

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