The Inner Circle
Life is so hard always comes in the life of every person, whether it’s old, young, big, small, child or adult it will not be overlooked and sometimes devastated building one’s life, family or community, especially when the foundation of our life is only built upon a pile of sand then the tree of life we will soon be destroyed. King Nebuchadnezzar saw an opportunity to build a stronger inner circle again in the events that harsh colonial life in his era. In Daniel 1:1-5 says:
“In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it. And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with part of the vessels of the house of God: which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought the vessels into the treasure house of his god.
And the king spake unto Ashpenaz the master of his eunuchs, that he should bring certain of the children of Israel, and of the king’s seed, and of the princes; Children in whom was no blemish, but well favoured, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king’s palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans. And the king appointed them a daily provision of the king’s meat, and of the wine which he drank: so nourishing them three years, that at the end there of they might stand before the king.”
King Nebuchadnezzar strengthen the country by hiring people who come from descendant captive king, the nobility, the younger generation who have the skills and broad understanding of science. And Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah were included. King Nebuchadnezzar was the king who did not fear God but he knows use what was available in a circle around him to improve his country is with them a decent place to assist in the care of his administration.
Collusion and nepotism do not apply in his administration and he understood the ability of every young generation capable, to be in his employ. Sometimes we as people who believe in God just do not know how to strengthen the circle of family life, community, church, nation and even our country. In fact we tend to damage by placing people who are not proficient in it and do not trust the younger generation who are competent to engage in it so that collusion and nepotism is rampant in all our lives.
In the countries we are most pleased to maintain the status quo, static state that deliberately to prevent the onset of instability (which is made-up) in order to defend certain interests to remain awake and in general they maintain their advantage or privilege that can not be separated, no matter whether it will harm other people or communities that to them is something that is legal. And much more sinister when the status quo prevailing in the church or our ministry.
Where there are some people who seek personal gain at the church or ministry, and usually they will not want anymore to back down or be removed from their place although clearly been violated church rules and not according to God’s truth, because it is a person who believes in God and walk in truth, we need more critical attention to it.
To fix the circle in a community, church and state, we must start earlier than most small communities of our families, in our families there should be coaching the mental, spiritual and knowledge. Change the way we think on the truth of the Word of God is to be started from the parents or ourselves before they escalate into a bigger community, and when we became a proficient in science is also the fear of God then we will be the ones used in a positive change in society, church and state.
The ministry of Jesus Christ in this world more than 3 years is not enough for the disciples. When it arrived crucifixion, wobbly circle in their service and Judas one of his disciples betrayed him by selling him to the priests at a price of 30 pieces of silver, the price is the price of a slave in the Old Testament. In Exodus 21:32 says: “If the ox shall push a manservant or a maidservant; he shall give unto their master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned.”
Peter, in Matthew 16:15-16, says: “He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Peter’s statement is inconsistent with his actions when Jesus was arrested to be crucified, Satan has entered the inner circle of Jesus’ ministry, shake and dragged Peter and Jude also makes other disciples fled leaving him.
Circle in a faltering in the church or ministry will result in loss of attitude our fellowship with God, and make our relationship with God the more distant and dry. Even Judas in his remorse he eventually committed suicide. But Jesus in his resurrection reaffirming his ministry and restore the faith and spirit of the disciples in his ministry. Including us who want to be restored to the people who qualified, full of science and faith to be engaged in nation and state, church, community service and be a witness to the glory of God.