Monday, March 23, 2009

The Untouchables

Psa 105:13-15 When they went from one nation to another, from one
Kingdom to another people; He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he
reproved kings for their sakes; Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do
my prophets no harm.

A memory I have from childhood was watching the old black and white police drama "The Untouchables." Man, what a show! The story was based in real life though. In the 1920s, Chicago was a veritable gang land ruled by the likes of Al Capone and henchman Frank Netti. Cops and officials were often "on the take." Whenever law enforcement would begin to cramp the style of the underworld, a little dirty cash in the pockets of the powers that be took the heat off. Corruption and graft were the rule rather than the exception.

If only someone could value principle over personal gain, then perhaps something could be done to clean up the windy city. Enter Eliot Ness and his group of hand-picked g-men from the U.S. Treasury. They could not be bought off by the underworld. They would seek justice no matter what. Bribes were offered, but they were "untouchable."

We find ourselves in a world ruled by the prince of the power of the air. Evil is all around us, crime, corruption and greed are commonplace.

But there are those g-men, that is Godly men, women, boys and girls who are not interested in what the world holds for them. No matter the offer, they are untouchable.

God in heaven warns the world to not even try it. "Touch not mine anointed and do my prophets no harm."

And so God's untouchables stay the tide of corruption as they strive to be salt and light to a bland and dark world.

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