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CLARITY – 11-27-19 Biggest Heist Since WWII

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 11-27-19

Biggest Heist Since WWII

What’s Happening: “Early Monday morning, thieves used (or caused) a local power outage to rob more than $1 Billion Euros worth of jewels and art from the Dresden, Germany Grunes Gewolbe (Green Vault). Fencing the stolen items may be less convenient. For sure, this heist is the largest one of its kind since World War II (https://www.yahoo.com/news/thieves-just-pulled-off-largest-225900046.html). Another article reported a statement by Olaf Richter, Criminal Councilor working on the investigation, ‘All in all, the circumstances point to a targeted and prepared crime.’”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “I’ll bet the thieves will be famous now.”

Biblical Response:  “Only if they become known…which may happen as the robbery was recorded by cameras who had an internal back-up power system. Oops! Apparently, they forgot about those! Still, we live in a warped world, where criminals’ daring is heralded….infamy becomes fame…folk heroes are made out of despicable perpetrators. All this in spite of biblical (Ex. 20:15) and cultural condemnations of the acts. Achan tried that and it didn’t work out so well for him (read Chapter 7 of Joshua)..”

 “Christians? Not only are we told this is wrong, but we are cautioned not to associate with that type if they call themselves Christians (1 Cor. 5:9-11), knowing full well that ‘bad company corrupts good morals’ (1 Cor. 15:33). People who minister to these kind of folks must be particularly careful.” 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to regard thieves for the depraved people they are, but to realize Jesus died for them, too…and that there, but for the grace of God, go we; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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Blessings,

Alan

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