Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Patriotism/ Nationalism

The story of Rahab in the early chapters of Joshua has recently made me wonder. She betrayed her city by taking in the Israelite spies. When I read that, I actually think that she is a bit of a rat. But now I am realising that I have been taken in too much by nationalism and ethnic consciousness that is so prevalent today. Loyalty to the nation or ethnic group does not come before loyalty to God. So obvious from a Biblical point of view. So not-obvious to most of us South Africans today.

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