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CLARITY – 1-10-19 Supremes?

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 1-10-19

Supremes?

What’s Happening: “Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 85 and recovering from a recent surgery. This led her to being absent from oral arguments Monday, and there are certainly rumors that Trump may soon have another appointment to make. If he sticks with the list he put together on the campaign, he’ll be replacing a liberal (currently 4) with a conservative  (https://www.yahoo.com/news/u-top-courts-ginsburg-misses-162121239.html). Quoting from the Reuters article; ‘Ginsburg, who joined the court in 1993, underwent a surgical procedure called a pulmonary lobectomy on Dec. 21 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York to remove two cancerous nodules in her left lung.’”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Three appointments! That’s a lot, huh?”

Biblical Response:  “Actually, excluding George Washington, who had to appoint the beginning Justices (he appointed 11 during his two terms), there have been 11 other Presidents who appointed more. That does not diminish President Trump’s ability to influence the court for many years to come or exclude the possibility that even more than three appointments will be made by him. Of course, we should not assume that Justice Ginsburg will retire, either. In fact, Justice John Paul Stevens and Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes both served till they were 90.”

“Christians? As far as we are concerned, there is only one Supreme Judge and He is ageless. Nevertheless, U.S. Supreme Court Justices do serve a lifetime appointment. Perhaps that is why the Senate’s role of ‘advise and consent’ is so crucial. Maybe not as contentious as the hearing Brett Kavanaugh had to endure, but at least as prayerful.”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, we need Your wisdom in the selection of those who will adjudicate our laws; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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