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CLARITY – 7-11-20 Sometimes Mercy is Justice


A Biblical Response to Current Events – 7-11-20

Sometimes Mercy is Justice

What’s Happening: “Late yesterday, President Trump commuted the 3-year sentence of Roger Stone for the conviction of his being found guilty of obstruction of justice, witness tampering, and lying to Congress. The Mueller Probe, initially trying to find collusion in the what has been termed the ‘Russia Hoax’ to remove Trump from office, had to settle for ancillary charges found against his associates. By not pardoning Stone, the conviction still stands; Stone, 67, just won’t be spending any more jail time…he won’t have to report to prison next Tuesday to begin his sentence. Trump communicated through his Press Secretary that Roger Stone was a victim (  ‘Roger Stone is a victim of the Russia Hoax that the Left and its allies in the media perpetuated for years in an attempt to undermine the Trump Presidency,’ McEnany said.”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “I guess if you’re going to be a crook, it helps to have the President for a friend.”

Biblical Response:  “No doubt…though by not pardoning him, the President admits there might have been some wrong-doing. There seems to be ample evidence that the investigation was 99% political – the FISA Court abuse, the illegal wire-tapping, and all. Roger Stone would never have been charged without a politically motivated Mueller Probe. I’m not saying Stone didn’t operate in the gray most of the time, just that he was probably caught because of Trump’s presidency. The left expected Hillary to win in 2016 and has yet to get over her loss.”

Granting clemency to a convicted felon will probably be seen as a partisan act – that’s why it was done late, on a Friday – still, it was probably the right thing to do as mercy is seldom wrong (James 3:17 – ‘But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.’ (NASU)

I’m definitely not saying that the President always displays ‘wisdom from above,’ but it’s hard to fault him on this one.”

“Christians? Oh, we believe in mercy, alright. We’ve personally been the recipient of it through Christ’s sacrifice (Acts 7:60). We believe God is well able to balance the scales, anyway. As I’ve said before: ‘Justice makes hell necessary; mercy makes heaven possible.’”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to remember that in pointing a finger, three are pointing right back at us; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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