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CLARITY – 4-17-19 True Transparency

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 4-17-19

True Transparency

What’s Happening: “The brouhaha over the release of President Trump’s tax returns, demanded by the Democrat-controlled House, will no doubt increase as teams of lawyers will probably sound their increasingly shrill arguments in the courts…the IRS does the bidding of the President, but the Congress says it’s within its legal authority to make them release anyone’s return (https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-taxes-presidents-lawyer-invokes-black-civil-rights-leaders-to-keep-tax-returns-secret?source=articles&via=rss). ‘We have once again reiterated our objections to the unconstitutional demand for the President’s tax returns,’ Jay Sekulow, one of Trump’s lawyers, said.”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Anyone’s return…that’s scary!”

Biblical Response:  “Yep…kind of makes circumspection (Phil. 1:10-11) mandatory, huh? And maybe that’s as it should be. After all, the Scripture speaks of a day when what’s secret will be shouted from the housetops (Matt. 10;27). True transparency is really a fact of life. We talk of doing things out of view in ‘the closet,’ when God was in the closet all along (Ps. 139).”

“Christians? We are to live our lives a little differently, welcoming inspection by man and God, confident that what is revealed will not dishonor us or the God we represent (Tit. 2:7-10). Gee, that sounds like more than a little pressure. No pressure…if we have really been transformed.”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to live lives in full view of a watching world; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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