The Value Of History Is Learning From The Past

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Do you think history is important?  I believe history is important because if allowed it will influence you. For example, WWII is a historical event that has affected my life directly. I joined the military because of family history and believe in the honor of serving in my country’s military. The military teaches discipline, honor and how to be a person of action.

In the book of Isaiah God calls attention to how his people should behave. “Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause” (Isaiah 1:16-17). Isaiah, the prophet of God, is retelling the words of Lord. Isaiah is making God’s people aware that they must remove evil deeds from the eyes of God because God will not be in the presence of evil. He tells the people to learn to do good and seek justice, while in search of justice correct oppression.

Allied forces during World War II did just that they removed Hitler’s evil from the world and accomplished much good halting genocide.  Allies caused the fall of the Nazis, correcting their oppression, bringing justice to the fatherless and widows. The picture above was taken at the World War II museum in New Orleans Louisiana. I have always been interested in World War II history for two reasons. The impact that the war had on our society and wondered the impact the war had on my grandfather. All I know from conversations with my mother is that my grandfather was silent about his war experiences.

What can we learn from World War II history and Isaiah? People need to remove evil from their lives by living righteously. We all need to be people who seek justice by correcting oppression that we see. We learn that God is the judge of what is evil or good. We need to be people known for doing good over evil.

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