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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 7-9-20

The Reward of Foolishness

What’s Happening: “In a USA Today article that appeared yesterday, a report listing 66 car ramming incidents since May 27 made it clear it was unhealthy or unwise to walk in a street designated for cars. 19 of the incidents were clearly malicious with crowds of protesters being purposefully hit by drivers. Some felt threatened by protesters that surrounded their car, others intentionally drove into a crowd in obvious acts of terrorism…it was obvious that being in the middle of the street seemed an invitation to angry motorists (ISIS popularized this technique years ago, actually publishing how-to videos online). At least one driver has been charged with felony hit and run and some were not charged because it appears the driver felt threatened and only minor injuries resulted (https://www.yahoo.com/news/very-careful-middle-street-least-042442817.html). ‘I would be very careful in the middle of the street,’ said J. J. MacNab, a Fellow at George Washington University’s Program on Extremism. ‘There’s a significant amount of people who think that any protester hit in the street has it coming, and that’s a dangerous mindset.’”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “What is this world coming to when a protester can be rammed with impunity?!”

Biblical Response:  “I’m with you…sorta. I mean, I  will fight for protesters’ rights to peacefully express their views, but not to surround a car and make threats or hurl racial slurs. I’m not saying motorists then have a right to just plow into a crowd…but then again, God did give humans a little common sense. Prov. 10:21 pretty much sums it up – 

“The words of the godly encourage many, but fools are destroyed by their lack of common sense. (NLT)”

A car is bigger, more powerful, and designed for street use…humans aren’t.”

“Christians? We believe in common sense, and we believe that stupidity has consequences (Gal. 6:7). When stupidity is ignorant, it is unfortunate. When it is intentional, it is foolishness.”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to use our heads for making wise decisions, not foolish ones; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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