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CLARITY – 4-4-18 Clean Sweep


A Biblical Response to Current Events – 4-4-18


Clean Sweep


What’s Happening:  “You’d be ecstatic, too, if all 20 top schools you applied to accepted you…with a full scholarship!  17-year-old Michael Brown of Lamar High School in Texas was shocked (so were his parents) to discover his academic prowess had paid off. Of course with an ACT of 34 of 36, an SAT of 1540 of 1600 and a GPA of 4.68, nobody was completely surprised ( ‘He actually earned it,’ his mother told the New York times. ‘I always knew Mike would get into a good school. I always knew he’d get good scholarship support. But I never imagined this!’”


Knee-Jerk Response:  “So what’s the big deal?”


Biblical Response:  “With the average graduate ending school with a debt of $28,950 (and that’s if you went to a public or non-profit school), it’s a HUGE deal to get a full-ride offer from an ivy league private school! (let alone get 20 offers). Of course, it’s not the opportunity, it’s what you do with the opportunity…that makes the difference.”


“Christians? I don’t know where Michael is with his faith, but more Christians need this kind of opportunity. If you ask pretty much anybody who the greatest mind was, they’d answer: Isaac Newton (the discoverer of the Law of Gravity, the inventor of Calculus). But most people don’t know he wrote more books on theology than academics or mathematics or science. We need more Christian intellectuals. Elitists think worshipping God is for the stupid lower class. But the Scripture attests: ‘The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God.’ (Ps. 14:1 KJV)”


Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to pursue excellence and consider our ability to reason a sacred Divine trust; in  Jesus’ Name, amen.” © Alan E.Sargent


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