I hope this message meets you well and uplift your soul and spirit. I hope it sets you up or encourage you to continue to engineer social change in your community, be it physical or spiritual.
Actually it is a question and you are going to help to set thing in order, that is, writing this piece better than anybody can and believing that generation of yours who read it now and in future will be proud of you.
I saw a definition of corruption online and it reads:
1. dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery.
synonyms: dishonesty, dishonest dealings, unscrupulousness, deceit, deception, duplicity, double-dealing, fraud, fraudulence, misconduct, lawbreaking, crime, criminality, delinquency, wrongdoing, villainy; bribery, bribing, subornation, venality, graft, extortion, jobbery, profiteering; payola; informalcrookedness, shadiness, sleaze, palm-greasing; malfeasance, misfeasance; archaicknavery; raremalversation
2. the process by which a word or expression is changed from its original state to one regarded as erroneous or debased.
“a record of a word’s corruption”
synonyms: alteration, falsification, doctoring, manipulation, manipulating, fudging, adulteration, debasement, degradation, abuse, subversion, misrepresentation, misapplication; rarevitiation”
So who is corrupt?
I have heard people use the word ‘corruption’, exclusively irrespective of what is the real picture around them.
I have an interesting Bible passage that I will encourage you to read; it is like a movie story; actually it was a horror.
Judges chapters 19 to chapter 21.
I found Judges 20:17-21, very disturbing when I read it many years ago until the Lord explained it to me. The explanation is in Judges 20:26-35.
In Judges 20:17-21. God told the Israelites to fight the Benjamits, but they lost, they were beaten mercilessly by the Benjamites. However, it was a different thing entirely in Num. 20:26-35, where the Benjamites were beaten almost to extinction.
You know what the Lord told me, sinners can’t judge sinners! A further study of Judges 2:10- 21, will show you how the Isrealites lived. They liked like sinners because they were. Everyone did whatever they pleased irrespective of what the law says or who is hurt. They were lawless, corrupt, godless, unmerciful, you just name it.
We can make a difference in our societies. This is a tough call and daring but we can. Every little step counts.
How do we define corruption? Exclusively? Some of our countries are so rich in religion and can comfortably export it but it has not imparted their national live. It is just like where “everybody does what they like”. People are only called “sinners when they are discover; actually sin is sin when it is committed, not just when sinners are found out.
It is not about what my friends and I thinks about someone or a situation but about what is right. If the Bible is not your standard what is? How do you interpret the scriptures?
Let the Lord be Lord. God bless you.