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CLARITY – 11-7-18 Waxes and Wanes


A Biblical Response to Current Events – 11-7-18

Waxes and Wanes


What’s Happening: “Much more was decided yesterday than who won the House, Senate or Governor’s seats (BTW, the House was taken by the Dems…investigate or legislate?; that is the question…the Republicans increased their hold on the Senate…and  the Republicans won in crucial gubernatorial races in Ohio, Florida, and Missouri…Abrams is still not conceding in Georgia). Marijuana usage (medical or recreational…or both – Michigan became the 10th state to legalize recreational marijuana), Felons getting the vote (they did…at least in Florida), and a plethora of state questions, bond issues, etc. – all of which are of local concern) were decided too (

Some gained and are celebrating, some lost and are licking their wounds (or planning their move elsewhere). All in all, the real winners are the ad agencies who collected on the most expensive races ever. It’s like my Dad said, “There are two winners in every lawsuit…and both of them are attorneys.”


Knee-Jerk Response:  “I’ll bet Donald Trump is quaking in his boots!”


Biblical Response:  “Probably not…don’t get me wrong, I don’t expect the Democratically controlled House to do anything but investigate…but this only helps Trump in 2020. He plays the long game. Of course, it will distract him from his agenda…which may be all the Dems want to do. Will the wall get built? Probably not…the Republicans need a campaign issue in 2020. And, in spite of predictions and Chicken Little’s concerns, the sky will not fall.”


Christians? Regardless of your politics, you should be happy that there was such great voter turnout (Prov. 24:11-12; Mark 10:46-49). Did our side win? It depends on to whom you talk. Still, Edmund Burke was right, ‘The only necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing’ (at least John F. Kennedy attributed that remark to him).”


Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to accept the results…and redouble our efforts where appropriate. Perhaps we cannot say with Will Rogers, ‘I never met a man I didn’t like,’ but perhaps we can say, ‘I never met a man I couldn’t pray for;’…and I do; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”


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