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CLARITY – 6-25-18 Don’t Be Surprised


A Biblical Response to Current Events – 6-25-18


Don’t Be Surprised


What’s Happening:  “The Red Hen, the small restaurant in Lexington, Virginia who booted out Sarah Huckabee-Sanders over the administration’s political stands, say they would do it again…ostensibly for 15 more minutes of fame…which, as this article states, they might need. They join the ranks of Peter Fonda, Tom Arnold, Alec Baldwin, et al, et nauseum ( ‘This feels like the moment in our democracy when people have to make uncomfortable actions and decisions to uphold their morals,’ Wilkinson said.’ Then she, no doubt, agrees with a certain baker of wedding cakes, right?”


Knee-Jerk Response:  “That probably never entered her calculation.”


Biblical Response:  “Probably not….still, I won’t begrudge her the right to make her ‘free-speech’ stand…if that’s what she was doing…I don’t presume to know her mind. Sarah and those of her political persuasion should not be shocked, however. There seems to be a polarization of the country. And probably not over important issues…though some are. Unfortunately, we have a public that just likes to pick a scab. They don’t really care what the issue is, they just enjoy the fight.”


“Christians? Two things. 1) Don’t pick a fight just to be fighting. Rather ,seek peace, if possible (Rom. 12:18; Heb. 12:14). But not peace at any price. 2) ‘Don’t be surprised, friends, when the world hates you. This has been going on a long time.’ (1 John 3:13) Persecution is our lot in life. Sure, we should enact laws against it…then there’s the First Amendment, too… but if we think it’s going to end, surely we kid ourselves!”


Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to be patient with those who express their angst in ways we wish they wouldn’t; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”


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