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CLARITY – 7-5-19 Measured

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events -7-5-19

Measured

What’s Happening: “Trump’s ‘Salute to America’ Independence Day Celebration, occurring behind bullet-proof rain-streaked glass in front of the Lincoln Memorial, was actually a tribute to America’s military and not the extravagant authoritarian display many in the media had predicted (disappointing, as you will see from the CNN link included below). In fact, after all the brouhaha about the ‘parade of tanks,’ there was only a small static display, There were flyovers by each branch of the military – not sky-blackening hordes as predicted, but a few aircraft from each service (https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/04/politics/salute-to-america-july-4th-event/index.html). ‘As we gather this evening in the joy of freedom, we remember that we all share a truly extraordinary heritage,’ the President said. ‘Together, we are part of one of the greatest stories ever told — the story of America.’ What followed were the  flyovers and a litany of the sacrifices made to bring us where we are today…and where we will go.”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “You mean he didn’t bluster and brag?”

Biblical Response:  “Hardly (though I’m sure there were liberal pundits there to tell a different story). I watched the whole thing (not in person, but on video), and I think it was really measured. Oh, he could have bragged – there is much to brag about. But he didn’t talk of the ‘horses and chariots’ (Ps. 20:7), rather, he spoke of the sacrifices soldiers had made (Rev. 12;11). You couldn’t listen to the chorale sing ‘the Battle Hymn of the Republic’ and not be moved.”

“Christians? We know that sacrifice is often required…that is the example of Christ. ” 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us not to prejudge…that is so divisive…rather, let us be united by the concept of freedom for all; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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