A Biblical Response to Current Events – 8-10-20
Is Being # 2 About Money?
What’s Happening: “In a Politico article that appeared earlier today, the much-ballyhooed Biden announcement of a pick for the Democrat’s VP slot appeared to be a matter of fund-raising ability, Elizabeth Warren at $7.7 Million, leading the pack. Of course, she’s not black but she has a reportedly extensive email list. Sen. Kamala Harris at reportedly over $5 Million probably leads the ‘women of color’ group, and Susan Rice has never run for office (she was an Obama appointee). Then there’s Tammy Duckworth, etc….Biden out-raised Trump in May and June, and nearly caught up, but Trump’s team bested Biden by over $30 Million In July (https://www.yahoo.com/news/decision-day-nears-vp-hopefuls-083005007.html). ‘Do donors lobby for the person they want? Yes. If their person wins, they know the VP now,’ said one Democratic donor. ‘They’re going to show up for them in force.’”
Knee-Jerk Response: “Sounds like money is everything.”
Biblical Response: “Maybe not everything…but it does rank right on up there. And whoever is Biden’s VP choice…IF he gets elected…will likely be President (if Biden – and many think he will – gets declared mentally incompetent). Otherwise being # 2 might get interesting anyway. Pence has done a masterful job, being just the right balance of being his own man and being a rubber-stamp for the President’s agenda. Will anybody Biden picks strike the same balance? Being # 2 is not easy. Ask any Christian. Being # 2 is what servanthood looks like. Perhaps that is one of the reasons He gave us His Holy Spirit? (John 16:12-13)”
“Christians? We believe being # 2 to God is a big deal…but He designed ir that way. He said He was the light of the world (John 9:5). He also said, we were the light of the world (Matt. 5:14. If that weren’t enough, read these words:
‘The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.’ (Phil. 4:9 NASU)
Seems pretty plain to me.”
Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray: “Heavenly Father, help us remember it’s not about money. It’s about who’s #1; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”
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