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CLARITY – 8-6-19 First Clue: Called Him by Name


A Biblical Response to Current Events -8-6-19

First Clue: Called Him by Name

What’s Happening: “I guess there’s no cure for stupidity. At least that’s what the police may have concluded when robber Michael Harrell, 54. gave the bank teller a robbery note with his name and address on it last week. His first clue might have come when the teller handed him  $206 from her drawer and called him by name: “Here, Michael.” Apparently, the note he handed her also included his name and address. He was arrested last week for robbing Cleveland’s U.S. Bank ( ‘When the teller took the note and looked at it and looked at the other side, she saw his name; he had used a note that he had used earlier at the DMV and it had his name on it,’ said FBI’s Special Agent Vicki Anderson.”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Oops!”

Biblical Response:  “Maybe he was on’s a cinch something should be credited for his lapse. Of course, nobody that ever robbed a bank should be accused of being very smart…and the photo in the article shows he wore no mask…did he think he would not be on video?! Even if he hires the best defense lawyer, and he gets him off, or the jury has pity on him for his obvious ignorance, the Lord is still aware of his guilt and will hold him accountable. Of course, He needs no name to have his identity…besides, He knows us by name (Dan. 2;20). In fact, nothing escapes the all-seeing eye of God. If He knows what’s done in the closet, He surely knows what’s done outside it.”

“Christians? Oh, we believe in omniscience. It is a direct outcome of being omnipresent (PS. 139). Thankfully, His mercy is also part of His justice…and our penal system here maybe a part of that (Gal. 6:7).”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to think before we act…not to be more clever perpetrators, but so that we might not need Your correction in the first place; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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