Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.
I’m happy. We’ve just spent a wonderful weekend with old friends, and while I am physically wiped out, I am emotionally flying high. Friends are such a blessing!
A question that I have this morning:
Woe to you! For you build the tombs of the prophets whom your fathers killed. So you are witnesses and you consent to the deeds of your fathers, for they killed them, and you build their tombs.
What is that saying? How does it apply to my life?
I’ve read over it many times, but before, all the surrounding verses have overshadowed it, because they have such very obvious applications that I can see all around me. Today, this one stuck out.
I guess the reason it confuses me is that I have always thought of “building a tomb” as being an honor to the person who died. (Think of the Taj Mahal–that’s one wife who hasn’t been forgotten.) But here they are being rebuked for it–is it because they are being hypocritical? Or am I wrong about the tomb being an honor? Even if they are hypocrites, how does tomb building “witness and consent to” the killings?