Signs of hard times?

1 Timothy 4:2B…” having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

Another proof that the nation has gone into decadence and a Decay in value system was once again witnessed on Saturday morning in the university town of Ekpoma, Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State Nigeria as residents of the agrarian community trooped out to loot a trailer load of bags of rice which knocked down a man on a commercial motorcycle popularly called ‘okada’.

In the incident’s video which has gone viral in Edo State, the male passenger who was the victim of the accident, was seen wrapped in a cladding cloth on the ground, while the residents were busy looting the trailer of its consignment.

The accident, Nigerian Tribune gathered, happened at Okpoji Junction in Ekpoma.
While the looting lasted, nobody paid attention to the lifeless body of the man, as the community members helped themselves with the bags of rice which the trailer was conveying to the yet-to-be-determined destination.

In the two minutes 38 seconds video, the voice narrator could be heard lamenting that the trailer had just killed “a woman.”

“This trailer just killed one woman, you can see the woman on the ground; on the floor. This is very close to Okpoji Junction,”, the narrator said.

okada man lilled

Another narrator in the video lamented: “Nobody cares who is dead. What we are after is the rice. You can see them. Somebody is even on the ground, nobody cares, but what they are after is the rice.”

Sanity, however, returned when some men arrived the scene and stopped the looting of the trailer which was almost empty then.

The men were later joined by some youths carrying planks, who formed a ring round the trailer, while one man was seen pointing at the lifeless body of the man on the ground. 

The motorcycle on which he rode to death was a short distance from the corpse.” I will save life instead of a saving bag of rice”. a shocked onlooker said.

Perhaps what ought to come to the mind of these is found in the book of Daniel 1:8 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. This is not another manner from heaven. This is nothing but greed and avarice displayed by people who have lost their conscience; it only shows the church still has a lot to do for souls. This means many are still lost, not knowing the love of God and the companionship the Holy spirit can provide to those who are in Christ Jesus. Such a crowd should be pitied and wept for. The apostle paul once said, ” I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; [1 Timothy 2:1] This injunction has never been more needful than now. The scene that just played out will not be different in other Africa nation and many other nations of the world. It is only the acceptance of Christ that gives us a good conscience most of the time, whether or not we have enough to eat. We want people to have the Holy Spirit moving in their life, but this is not possible without a living church in most cities and rural areas, preaching the message of salvation.

Published by godwinguobadia

Pastor, life coach, motivational speaker and a christian apologist; a husband and a father.

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