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CLARITY – 10-1-18 Promises Kept


A Biblical Response to Current Events – 10-1-18

Promises Kept


What’s Happening: “The bottom line; NAFTA out, USMCA in. Just under the wire (US trade negotiators had set a deadline for midnight yesterday), negotiators from Canada joined the bilateral trade agreement Trump had struck earlier with Mexico making key compromises ( ‘It is a great deal for all three countries, solves the many deficiencies and mistakes in NAFTA, greatly opens markets to our Farmers and Manufacturers, reduce Trade Barriers to the U.S. and will bring all three Great Nations closer together in competition with the rest of the world,’ Trump penned.’Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was a little more brief. It’s ‘a good day for Canada,’ he wrote.”


Knee-Jerk Response:  “Isn’t this small potatoes globally?”


Biblical Response:  “I guess it’s what you consider ‘small potatoes.’  I don’t consider $1.2 Trillion small anything! That Trump campaigned on promises of a border wall and more jobs…well, it’s not his fault that only half of his promises have been kept (he would argue that it’s only been two years and work has already commenced on the wall). “


“Christians? The whole Christian faith is built on promises (it’s not accidentally called the ‘Promised Land’). Some promises have been fulfilled (Luke 24 49; Act 2:39). Some are yet to be fulfilled ( Pet. 3:9). We must be patient. Some things have to happen before other things.”


Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to wait patiently for the fulfillment of promises…Yours…and others; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”


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