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CLARITY – 7-14-20 Finally…


A Biblical Response to Current Events – 7-14-20


What’s Happening: “The death of a child molester in Indonesia, Frenchman Francois Camille Abello, 65, arrested at a hotel last month in Jakarta, together with two underage girls, seemed somehow just. Although he died from an apparent suicide, there are at least three hundred underage (10-17) girls who are probably breathing a sigh of relief. Quoting from the BBC article: ‘He was facing life in prison, chemical castration, or possibly the death penalty, if convicted’ ( Quoting again: ‘Umar Shahab, an official at the National Police Hospital in Jakarta, said on Monday that Mr. Abello had sustained a neck fracture that blocked his oxygen supply.’”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Facing those options…knowing he was guilty…I don’t blame him checking out!”

Biblical Response:  “True…still, he didn’t escape anything. The judgment of God is in addition to the judgment of Man.While Francois may have thought he was ducking out, but he wasn’t (Num. 32:23; Heb. 9:27). God is like the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)…He always gets His man. I guess I need to add to the age-old saying …There are two (no, three) inescapable realities: death and taxes…AND judgment.”

“He may have thought he was escaping judgment, but he was deluded. Of course, none of us are innocent (Is. 53:6; Ps. 53:3; Rom. 3:10, 23, 6:23).  Just looking on a woman with lust is as bad (Matt. 5:28), and every man is guilty of that at one time or another. Thankfully, the One Who was innocent took our place…and we took His (Rom. 5:19).” 

“Christians? We believe in the principle of substitution (Rom. 3:25; 1 John 4:10). It’s kind of like that old Three Stooges’ story:

The Three Stooges had two more days on their prison sentence and decided to dig a tunnel to escape. The Warden was waiting for them when they surfaced five feet INSIDE the fence. He chose to flog them as punishment; still, he was not entirely unmerciful. He said he was going to give them three lashes, but they could have anything on their backs they wanted. Ever the tough guy, Moe said he would have oil on his back. Larry, ever the comic, said he wanted peanut butter on his back. Curly, ever the chicken, took one look at Moe and Larry, and said, ‘I’ll have Moe on my back.’”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to remember that justice may be delayed, but time is a multiplier and justice is inevitable; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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