A Biblical Response to Current Events – 12-6-19
They’re At It…Again!
What’s Happening: “The U.S. Navy (the guided missile destroyer, Forrest Sherman) boarded a small Iranian vessel in the Arabian Sea bound for Houthi rebels in Yemen, and seized advanced missile parts it was announced Wednesday. The U.N. has issued declarations prohibiting such transfers. Although Trump has indicated some reluctance to use U.S. forces in the Middle East, there have been 14,000 additional troops assigned to the region since May (https://www.yahoo.com/news/1-u-navy-warship-seized-213233707.html). ‘A more thorough investigation is underway,’ it was stated.”
Knee-Jerk Response: “They try to smuggle, we interdict…where will it all end?”
Biblical Response: “Probably in war…some say it has already begun (perhaps a proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia?). Both want more influence in the region. And we continue to be the policeman…by default. I agree, it is regrettable, but somebody’s got to do it. Unhindered, Iran’s meddling will only increase terrorism in the region. Time is a multiplier (as Gen Patton said, ‘A good plan, violently executed today, is better than a perfect plan next week.’)…and missile parts bound for terrorists only increase turmoil if not seized…sooner, rather than later. Or, as it is stated in God’s Word: ‘The Day is coming — the timing is God’s…’ (Zech. 14:7 THE MESSAGE). Of course, the prophet was talking about other things, but the principle is sound. Besides, ‘Man proposes, but God disposes.’ ( Prov. 19:21 LB)”
“Is it our job? Probably not. NATO probably should take on this responsibility. They have the most to gain…or lose. Still, better to intercept missile parts now than let them arrive in terrorist’s hands…even if we are the ones who have to seize them.”
“Christians? There is much prayer fodder here…that wisdom will abound…that cooler heads will prevail…that justice will triumph (we know it will in the long term, but we want it in the short term!)”
Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray: “Heavenly Father, while we know You will provide eventual peace, we need Your wisdom to procure it in the short term; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”
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