A few years back, I recall my neighbour excitedly telling me of their forthcoming trip to Dubai. They were excited because it was a special treat and they were going to a 7 star hotel - the lap of luxury! But, as we see from the images of grand hotels including the Palm shaped hotel built at tremendous expense on the sea!, this kind of luxury and money to afford it is something taken for granted in the United Arab Emirates. It is now said that in a few years, only' the elite' will live in Dubai. Waowee, the elite. Who are they and what have they done to deserve this?
As we all know, these are wealthy wealthy nations because of their oil reserves... and the prices they charge. Again, alike the gas and electricity companies, are these prices grossly unfairly high or just enough to suffice the surroundings for 'the elite'. I do not wonder. I know the answer.
Was it their King, the wealthiest man in the world, who met Great Britain's Queen last year for the celebrations? The Queen, of course duty bound to appear impartial would not say anything. But, I on the other hand have no restrictions and am free to comment as I see it.
It is for me a case of oil rich but morally poor. These resources WERE given us by God to share at affordable prices allowing for some business profit of course. Fair trade. But the cost to houses, cars and businesses seem to escalate continually but we are being shown images and hearing travellers' tales of extravagant buildings, marble fountains lit up with spectacular laser lights, the grandest of hotels and so on. Their eyes light up telling of the splendour.
'Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth. BUT STORE FOR YOURSELVES TREASURES IN HEAVEN.. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also' Matthew 7;13 and I don not think I have to spell that one out. It is as simple as A, B, C, Dubai.
Please, Lord, let the resources YOU placed on this earth, for all of us in need, be shared out fairly priced and justly rewarded for doing so. We praise Your fairness and equality and pray that all involved in overpricing of the world's resources be brought into the light. Christ Himself humbly and wordly poorly was received with modest palm leaves to show us the lengths You went to to save us all. Help us all remember His generosity when He Himself received so very little - oil anonited on His blessed feet was all He would accept for all of itThank you. Amen
The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed. He redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion