A Biblical Response to Current Events – 9-23-20
What’s Happening: “Operation Legend, an anti-drug-trafficking and money-laundering effort launched in July by the DOJ, has netted over 3,500 arrests (800 on federal charges) and millions of dollars for local law enforcement ($12 Million for the Milwaukee PD, alone). Barr’s visit to battleground Wisconsin was to announce the arrest of 26 drug trafficker/money-launderers in Milwaukee. He confiscated a package of $20,000 cash that was one of 87 perpetrators had sent to California. Bringing down the drug-trafficking/money-laundering ring was just one of the accomplishments of the special task force since July (https://www.yahoo.com/news/ag-william-barr-milwaukee-announces-005437004.html). Quoting from the USA Today article that appeared yesterday: ‘Barr’s visit to election swing-state Wisconsin came a day before Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s scheduled foreign policy speech in the state Capitol in Madison on Wednesday and Vice President Mike Pence’s planned visit to Eau Claire on Thursday, his third visit to Wisconsin this month.’”
Knee-Jerk Response: “Operation Legend…I don’t see anything memorable about that!”
Biblical Response: “Unless you are one of those arrested. Hopefully, it’s a turning point for them …or at least for the neighborhoods they were infecting. Maybe the name ‘Legend’ refers to the infamous addictions they were encouraging.”
“All drugs are not bad, however. I have some friends that get huge and necessary relief from prescriptions. What IS bad is addiction. Read what 1 Cor. 6:12 has to say on the subject:
‘All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be mastered by anything.’ (NASU)”
It’s when we can’t say ‘NO!’ that we get into trouble.”
“Christians? We believe we should have only one Master…and that’s not alcohol, marijuana, or drugs…only Jesus. Yielding control to anything else is idolatry.”
Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray: “Heavenly Father, help us to make wise choices…we want to be addicted only to You…being controlled by the One Who made us is legendary…it’s like…well…coming home; in Jesus’ Name, amen.
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