A Biblical Response to Current Events – 2-19-19
Sincere Silence Beats Obligatory Applause
What’s Happening: “The silence was deafening…Vice President Mike Pence brought greetings Saturday from President Trump to the annual security conference in Munich and was met with non-response…perhaps impolite yawns. To say that Trump is not too popular among European leaders may be an understatement, especially since America exited the Iran nuclear deal (https://www.yahoo.com/news/vice-president-pence-receives-awkward-213416954.html). Defending the Iran deal, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel lamented the U.S. departure and said, ‘it depresses me very much.’”
Knee-Jerk Response: “It is kind of depressing,”
Biblical Response: “Only if your European, believe a lie by sticking your head in the sand, and quake when someone threatens you with nukes. To be a part of an unverifiable accord is below stupid. Reagan said,’Trust, but verify.’ You can verify alright…if you give enough notice…which means you can’t really verify. Kind of reminds me of obligatory applause. Better to know where leaders really stand.
“Christians? Let me quote Rudyard Kipling here (he’s a good European): ‘If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, but make allowance for their doubting too…’ Good decisions are rarely popular. We are not unfamiliar with standing alone (John 15;16-18). Sincere silence beats obligatory applause any day.
Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray: “Heavenly Father, help us to prefer dealing in truth, even if it is uncomfortable; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”
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