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CLARITY – 7-25-18 Fascination Then Reality


A Biblical Response to Current Events – 7-25-18


Fascination Then Reality


What’s Happening:  “The Kilauea Volcano continues to spew – at first it was a nuisance, then a danger to local residents, then an impediment to tourism, now a source of revenue…maybe getting too close in tour boats is not as good an idea as it was once thought to be…at least not for the 22 that were injured on one tour boat; fascination gave way to reality, however ‘This stuff was magical and exciting, and no one was saying a word,’ said Bryan, one of the injured.”


Knee-Jerk Response:  “Can’t blame the tour owners. They’re just trying to make a living.”


Biblical Response:  “True, if the Coast Guard’s 300 yard limit is not enough deterrence, maybe the lawsuits of patrons will speak louder. I don’t blame them for trying to make something good out of a natural disaster, or people from having some fascination with ‘Mother Nature’, but when wisdom and caution are ignored in favor of catering to an appetite for being close to raw, uncontrolled power and a greed for handsome profits….well everyone gets what they deserve…I’m just concerned for the innocent bystander.”


“Christians? Playing close to the cliff might be more scintillating, but taking foolish risks is not a good idea (Prov 14:16 – ‘The wise are cautious and avoid danger; fools plunge ahead with reckless confidence.’ NLT).”


Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us when fascination wants to rule over good sense; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”


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