Well, the man who ‘escaped’ from self-imposed quarantine to go visit his girlfriend several train stops from Perth city was certainly rebellious. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-15/man-jailed-for-breaching-coronavirus-quarantine-by-leaving-hotel/12149908
It is claimed he visited his girlfriend in a different suburb, some reports say he travelled by train, others that he travelled by bus. Since he ‘escaped’ on more than one occasion perhaps he did both.
How many people might he have infected… or didn’t he think about that? Well, now that he is in prison perhaps he might think about it.
The dangerous thing about this virus is that a person with it is infectious before the symptoms of the disease begin.
See a previous post… https://www.susanprestonauthor.com/social-distancing-in-perilous-times/
Why is this being rebellious?
It is against the law, like the law or not.
We are in the midst of this COVID 19 crisis. Most people, at great cost to themselves, and their businesses are keeping the law.’ That man, and others who insist on meeting in groups, are all rebelling.
Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will [a]bring judgment on themselves.
Romans 13: 1, 2.
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Romans 13:2 Lit. receive
How long will all these restrictions last?
No one knows, and I think everyone is so ‘fed up’ of the name of the virus… not to mention all the theories about it, and then there are all the conspiracy theories as well.
But ‘like it or lump it’ (a saying from my childhood) these restrictions are from the governing authorities. So, if we are endeavouring to keep God’s instructions, then we will keep the rules whether we like the rule or not.
What are you rebellious about?
Think about it and then consider why. There might be ‘many mansions in My Father’s house’ (John 14:2) but the people in them will be the ones who obey God. Remember the other verse…Matt 7: 23. And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’ New American Standard Version.
Lawlessness… is this the same as being rebellious? Perhaps.
Most of us have some areas where we dislike rules, perhaps make our own rules, but we would do well to consider the consequences.
It is certainly true that most of us are tired of hearing about COVID 19; there are so many conflicting news reports, conspiracy theories… but all of this has brought to light something we need to consider. Are we law-abiding citizens? Interesting thought.
On that I will leave you… with a look at how the future MIGHT change. These are just theories, and there are an overwhelming number of theories.
How the future might change
By the way… My apologies for this post being late. As some of you know, yesterday was the birthday of a son no longer with us. These kind of days are never comfortable.