“ MARK THE BLAMELESS MAN, AND OBSERVE THE UPRIGHT;
FOR THE FUTURE OF THAT MAN IS PEACE.”– PSALM 37 : 37
Guess what!…Today is INTERNATIONAL TOLERANCE DAY, a United Nations’ observance which is celebrated on 16 November every year since 1996…“Tolerance is respect, acceptance, and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world’s cultures, our forms of expression and ways of being human.”
Every human being aspires for a peaceful future, free from agonizing thorns of life like pain, sickness, poverty, unemployment, shattered relationships, broken families, etc. Let’s ponder the two important steps to make sure our future is a TOLERANT YET PEACEFUL ONE.
MARK THE BLAMELESS
We all might consider someone as our ‘role model’ in life to be successful, famous or wealthy. For some of us, we could even try to learn from more than one person. But here in this verse, the first step to get a peaceful future is to ‘mark a blameless man’.
‘A blameless person is someone who is innocent of wrong-doing‘. Now, just bring your role-models to your mind and think how innocent are they towards wrong-doing. You need to make sure you prioritize the characteristics which can help you to stay far from committing sin as much as possible. And if you are able to lead a life where no one could point at you for any wrong-doing, then your Loving Creator would say “WELL DONE!..my child..You have been marked perfect in first step!”..
OBSERVE THE UPRIGHT
‘Uprightness‘ is closely related to honesty. It’s always better to analyze yourself regularly with these parameters of honesty:-
- HONESTY WITH YOUR MAKER
- HONESTY WITH PEOPLE
- HONESTY WITH WEALTH
- HONESTY WITH YOURSELF
When we start mending our ways and improving ourselves to be honest in every way possible, it enables us to be more tolerant in all situations. A person who has mastered tolerance is already on the way to uprightness. An upright person is always pleasing to God because He loves an honest and sincere heart, that seeks to do HIS will in this life.
So, if you would like to pave a ‘future of peace‘..then just remember to add ‘blameless actions’ with an ‘upright heart’ into your ‘life of tolerance’!