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CLARITY – 6-7-18 Targeting to be Expected

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 6-7-18

 

Targeting to be Expected

 

What’s Happening:  “The First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS) was seen for the first time (at FEMA in D.C.) since May 10…since having a procedure done on a ‘benign kidney condition.’ Rumors, fueled by an antagonistic media, have talked about a facelift, abuse, and a near-death experience (https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-declares-melania-really-well-152544183.html). Trump Tweeted, ‘During her recovery from surgery they reported everything from near death, to facelift, to left the W.H. (and me) for N.Y. or Virginia, to abuse. All Fake, she is doing really well!’”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Knowing how Trump has treated women, it’s believable.”

 

Biblical Response:  “He may still be suffering for the reputation of yesteryear (which he may have rightfully earned), but I want to give a guy a chance to change. Besides, where would any of us be if everything we’ve ever done were still held against us? I’m prepared to forgive and move on. The media? Not so much.”

 

“Christians? Try being the First Lady of the Universe (FLOTU? – the Church). Ever noticed how Hollywood usually portrays the clergy or the Church in a questionable position? However, it’s to be expected and even rejoiced over (Matt. 5:11-12). In fact, one of the requirements for admission to the Council of Nicea (365 AD) was showing the scars of persecution on your body – proof of Christ’s ownership. Targeting is to be expected.”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to accept the ‘slings and arrows’ sent our way and to not be surprised ‘as if something strange were happening’ (1 Pet. 4:12); in Jesus’ Name we pray, amen.”   © Alan E.Sargent

 

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CLARITY – 5-23-18 Inspectations

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 5-23-18

 

Inspectations

 

What’s Happening:  “A limited group of media outlets have received invitations (to which they responded yesterday by arriving in N,K.) to witness the closure of the  Punggyeri nuclear test site (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-china-journalists/foreign-media-head-to-north-korea-to-witness-nuclear-site-shutdown-idUSKCN1IN08F). Recent language of reluctance from DPRK has given almost everyone pause. ‘Nonetheless, the government pays due attention to the fact that the North’s pledge to dismantle the Punggyeri nuclear test site, an initial measure for denuclearization, is proceeding as planned, and expects that such action to lead to the successful hosting of the North Korea-U.S. summit,’ said South Korea’s Unification Ministry.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Kim Jong-un may do what he says.”

 

Biblical Response:  “And he may not. If the last 25 years is any indicator, promises made will be followed by deception and further nuclear advancement. People don’t do what you expect, they do what you inspect (which is the reason for the old Ronald Reagan quote, ‘Trust, but verify’). The West is smart to be cautious. It’s great that Kim Jong-un says he wants peace. Now he needs to follow up rhetoric with action.”

 

“Christians? In Christianity we say proof of repentance is changed behavior. Well, you know what the road to hell is paved with (Luke 3:8).”

 

”Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to believe the best…but with one eye open; 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