A Biblical Response to Current Events – 10-8-20
What’s Happening: “Postal worker twenty-six-year-old Nicholas Beauchene of New Jersey was charged with ‘delay, secretion, or detention of mail’ and ‘obstruction of mail’ when over 1800 pieces of mail were discovered in a dumpster…99 pieces were mail-in ballots.Although there was no political motive found, Beauchene faces a potential of six months in prison and $5,000 in fines. He has been released into his brother’s custody on a $30,000 bond (https://www.yahoo.com/news/postal-worker-charged-nearly-2-234714360.html). Quoting the USA Today article yesterday: ‘In addition to the ballots there were 627 pieces of first class, 873 pieces of standard class, two pieces of certified mail and 276 campaign flyers from local candidates for West Orange Town Council and Board of Education recovered.’”
Knee-Jerk Response: “Is it safe to mail these days?”
Biblical Response: “Probably. Out of the millions they deliver each day, this is a very, very, VERY small fraction of a percent. Still, when it comes to something as important as voting…there’s no substitute for the security of casting your ballot in-person. How you’ll make your decision…well that’s another thing. You can base it on truth…but whose truth? Sure, the Scripture promises the truth will make you free (Jn. 8:32), but if everybody’s got their own spin on what’s true…only confusion prevails…or whoever has the best argument. Which brings me to the debates…oops, more confusion. I guess I better vote however the Lord leads…which I think was His intent all along. How about this Scripture?:
’I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.
But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak;…’ (John 16:12-13 NASU)”
“Christians? Oh, we believe in truth…Spirit-revealed truth (see the scriptures, above). Everybody’s got an agenda…but God has, too…and I much prefer His. Hearing from God…hmmm…that might put me on my knees…that might have been His intent all along.”
Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray: “Heavenly Father, help us to discern truth, listen to the Holy Spirit, and vote congruent with Your agenda; in Jesus’ Name, amen.
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