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CLARITY – 10-17-18 In the Weeds

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 10-17-18

In the Weeds

 

What’s Happening: “Canada, fulfilling a campaign promise of progressive Justin Trudeau, has just legalized pot, making recreational marijuana legal, though rules vary in the provinces. Canada has been the first G-20 country to legalize cannabis, although Uruguay became the first country worldwide in December of 2013. The next on the legislative agenda in Canada may be to revisit recent weed convictions. A new device has even been approved to test DUI motorists (https://www.yahoo.com/news/canada-ushers-historic-new-era-legalization-cannabis-035458897.html). One of the goals is to shut down the marijuana black market by legalization. ‘There’s no black market for beer. There’s no black market for alcohol,’ the Prime Minister said in April of 2017.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Will Canada be better off by legalizing pot?”

 

Biblical Response:  “Good question…I guess time alone will tell. Still, whenever have people exhibited more self-control when given the opportunity? When will we admit that we live in a fallen world, with fallen natures, and no amount of legalizing anything will make that thing safer? Sow the wind… reap the whirlwind (Hos. 8:7).”

 

“Christians? The scripture is full of recommendations for self-control. I love the following scripture:

‘Just because something is technically legal doesn’t mean that it’s spiritually appropriate. If I went around doing whatever I thought I could get by with, I’d be a slave to my whims.’ (I Cor. 6:12 The MESSAGE)”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to realize that whatever controls us… we’re its slave; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

 

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