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CLARITY – 3-7-18 And Rumors of Trade Wars

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 3-7-18

 

And Rumors of Trade Wars

 

What’s Happening:  “It depends on whom you talk to. Trump or the E.U., as to whether Trade Wars are a good thing or a bad thing (Trump thinks they might be good…and the U.S. will win them;  the E.U. thinks they are bad [threatening to go to the World Trade Organization {WTO} and slap a tariff on peanut butter, OJ, Harleys and Levis]) . Just the threat of tariffs to cure the $800 Billion U.S. annual trade deficit has the stock market plunging (and Speaker Paul Ryan warns against it – 25% for Steel, 10% for Aluminum). So far, no tariffs have been announced (https://www.theguardian.com/business/live/2018/mar/07/markets-slide-gary-cohn-resignation-fuels-trade-war-fears-business-live). Of course, U.S. Steel and other companies directly benefiting by Trump’s tariffs are cheering him on.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Maybe those are just threats…”

 

Biblical Response:  “Maybe, but you shouldn’t threaten what you’re unwilling to do. It’s really probably too complicated for anyone to predict. And the one man who could, Economic Adviser Cohn, has just resigned, Still, Trump didn’t become a billionaire by being stupid.”

 

“Christians? We shouldn’t be ruled by fear. Life has enough real emergencies to be too worried about what might happen.(Matt. 10:31). Besides, God has everything under control…His control (Eph. 1:11).”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, give us the grace to endure Your plan, even if it is not our plan (Is. 55:8-9); in  Jesus’ Name, amen.” © Alan E.Sargent

 

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