A few weeks ago my wife and I finally after three years got to get away and take a much needed vacation. Our favorite vacation spot is Jekyll Island, Georgia. We enjoy going there in the off seasons, it is our detox place. This time we rented a seaside villa, with an ocean view, we took one of the days and opened the curtains and sliding door and relaxed by reading and taking a nap with the sounds of the island filling the room.
The next day we went over to St. Simon’s Island where we happened upon a book sale at their Public Library where we racked up on some great finds. We also visited the St. Simon’s Lighthouse, in the entrance to the gift shop on one of the walls was a memorial of the 2004 G8 Summit that took place on the island.
The historic photo of this event made an impact on me. With deep interest, I began examining the photo of the world leaders walking together on the beach. I took time to examine their faces and their expressions.
I am a student and teacher of the universal Divine Law of moral and ethical human conduct, known in English as the Seven Noahide Laws. For resources on the Noahide Laws here is the link to my Resource page, https://emunatrek.com/references/
That being said, as I examined the photo, several questions and thoughts began to form in my mind.
My first thought was, “What if these world leaders lead their lives and their countries by principles of the Divine Law for human conduct? What kind of world would be living in?
Within humanity and all of its cultures, there lies some form of a desire for a utopian existence. The problem is that humanity has plagued itself by rejecting the key that opens the door to such an utopian existence.
Now imagine for yourself, that the historic photo captured a moment in time, where a few of the world leaders gathered on a beach for a walk to share about the beauty of their country and people, and how the acceptance and observance of the Divine Law for human conduct transformed every person in their country. Then from such a joyful event, the world leaders discuss among themselves about doing business with each other so that each nation could partake of the other’s resources without the thought or desire of a war, to go and take what is not theirs.
The naysayer will claim that this is a pipe dream, it is not a pipe dream. At some point in time, all nations will stream to Jerusalem to learn the Divine Law of human conduct, Isaiah 2:2-4
And it shall be at the end of the days, that the mountain of HaShem's house shall be firmly established at the top of the mountains, and it shall be raised above the hills, and all the nations shall stream to it. And many peoples shall go, and they shall say, "Come, let us go up to HaShem's mount, to the house of the God of Jacob, and let Him teach us of His ways, and we will go in His paths," for out of Zion shall the Torah come forth, and the word of HaShem from Jerusalem. And he shall judge between the nations and reprove many peoples, and they shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift the sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.
The good news is that we do not have to wait for some time in the future, the Divine Law of Human conduct is included with the eternal covenant made with man in Genesis 9. Many people all over the world have already taken steps to return to the covenant made with Noah and his decedents.
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Wars of aggressive conquest over other nations are forbidden as theft for Gentile governments (the Divine Code by Rabbi Weiner, Third Edition, p 633).
Thanks Terry…what a good holiday .. it was to be,,,wonderful post…B’H
Terry I used part of your post,,hope its ok…Angelika Dumanski,,,B’H