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CLARITY – 2-9-18 While You Slept


A Biblical Response to Current Events – 2-9-18


While You Slept

What’s Happening:  “The Senate and House passed a short-term spending bill (expires 3/23) and a long-term 2-Year budget deal early this morning…after a government shutdown that only will last hours. Both await the President’s signature Did the Republicans compromise? Yes. Did the Democrats compromise? Yes. The budget grows the fiscal size of government 13% Yes.( ‘…adding to the swamp…is not what we were sent here to do,’ said  spokesman for the 30-member House Freedom Caucus.”


Knee-Jerk Response:  “So Congress did a good thing?”


Biblical Response:  “No…and yes. Kicking the can down the road is not necessarily a good thing…especially when the can gets bigger with each kick and the end of the road is inevitable. Yes, Congress did avert a gridlocking shutdown, but, as Mr. Paul will no doubt agree, fiscal responsibility must eventually happen.”


“Christians? Do we believe in fiscal responsibility? Of course (Rom. 13:8). At the same time, we want to be merciful to those who, through no fault of their own, suffer (the innocent opiod addicted, those hurricane victims  in Texas, Florida, or Puerto Rico). Still, I have to balance my budget at home, too. We have to hold our elected leaders accountable for making decisions that are untenable…with OUR money.”


Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to find the balance between fiscal responsibility and accountable mercy…and may Your provision guide us; in  Jesus’ Name, amen.”   © Alan E.Sargent


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