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CLARITY – 12-6-18 Wisdom Defeats Foolishness

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 12-6-18

Wisdom Defeats Foolishness

 

What’s Happening: “In a series of consequences of poor decisions, two inmates escaped from the Pickens County Prison in South Carolina and one was shot and killed when he entered the home of a woman with a concealed carry permit. It only took one shot (to the head) to subdue the orange attired inmate. The escape was ‘premeditated’ reported Sheriff Rick Clark (https://www.yahoo.com/news/woman-concealed-carry-permit-fatally-195415273.html). ‘This is the shining example of what this lady did. She took the time to get her CWP (Concealed Weapon Permit) and set herself up to be able to protect herself and not be harmed, killed or raped or whatever. She came out on the good end of this and the bad guy didn’t,’ said Sheriff Clark.”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “He picked the wrong house.”

 

Biblical Response:  “You think?! Some reaping is permanent (Gal. 6:7). Should the lady feel bad? Perhaps. The dead inmate will not have the opportunity to repent…and that is regrettable. Still, it is more regrettable for him than for her. Actions taken have consequences…some of them deadly. Sure, he picked the wrong house, but his mistakes mark a series of bad decisions or he wouldn’t have been in prison in the first place.”

 

“Christians? Living in a fallen world brings some, out of a motive of self-preservation, to get a concealed carry permit. Is taking someone’s life wrong? Doesn’t the Scripture say we are not to kill? (Exodus 20:13). Actually, it says not to commit murder (the taking of innocent blood). The Scripture really says ‘there is a time to kill’ (Eccl. 3:3). Of course, the death of any individual ends the chance for them repenting and being restored to right relationship with the Father…and that is sad. Still, what happened is an example of wisdom triumphing over foolishness.”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, may we find the balance between being prepared and trusting You with our future; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

 

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CLARITY – 5-30-18 Final Justice

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 5-30-18

 

Final Justice

 

What’s Happening:  “Arkady Babchenko, a Russian journalist who had fled Russia for relative safety in Kiev, Ukraine, was shot in the back and killed Tuesday just outside his upscale apartment. Local authorities believe his criticalness of the Moscow government’s policies finally caught up with him, but launched a full-scale investigation into the incident (https://www.yahoo.com/news/russian-journalist-shot-killed-ukrainian-capital-192728589.html). ‘Ukraine is becoming the most dangerous country for reporters,” said Russian lawmaker Yevgeny Revenko. You think?”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “I guess Babchenko didn’t go far enough from Russia…”

 

Biblical Response:  “Maybe not, though I wonder if you can ever be far enough from the long arm of Russian “justice.” Don’t get me wrong, I think dissent should be protected speech, but not everywhere has freedom of the press. Thankfully, Babchenko’s death is only the end of his earth-life. He may have been a Christian. If so, eternal bliss is beginning. ”

 

“Christians? There are many injustices this world continues to mete out, but final justice awaits us all. Some will be grateful…others will not (Heb. 9:27).”

 

”Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help the Babchenko family with their loss and help us all look for the final justice that will be rendered one day; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”   © Alan E.Sargent

 

Share as you like; just give credit appropriately. For buying any of Alan E. Sargent’s books or to subscribe to any of his CLARITY blogs, go to the following link: http://subdeo.com/. He also tweets on Twitter.com every day @alanesargent