A Biblical Response to Current Events – 8-27-20
Not Good For Your Health
What’s Happening: “In a story that ran yesterday in The Daily Beast, one of Putin’s closest allies, Yevgeny Prigozhin, has threatened to strike economically Alexei Navalny, who lies in a coma in a Russian hospital, an apparent victim of someone putting poison into his tea. Navalny is one of Putin’s harshest critics and has been campaigning against him in local elections. Prigozhin, although under U.S. sanction for his part in efforts to manipulate the 2016 elections, has bought debts owed by Navalny and has said he will get him one way or the other: ‘He added that if Navalny survives, he would be liable ‘according to the full severity of Russian law’ to pay off his court-ordered debt,’ quoting directly from the article (https://www.yahoo.com/news/putin-chef-threatens-destroy-navalny-133100944.html).It seems it is not good for your health to cross Putin.”
Knee-Jerk Response: “I’m glad I live in America…”
Biblical Response: “No doubt, but the long arm of the GRU (formerly the KGB) is pretty relentless. Here, you might get some prison time…or at least the threat (or reality) of a lawsuit (I’m thinking of some of Trump’s friends…enemies of the DNC). Still, at least those are survivable. Lies and deceptions can be pretty potent poisons themselves, however, and, thankfully, will not go unanswered indefinitely (Jer. 9:8-9). An accusation of molestation or indiscretion in your ancient past is often sufficient to tank (or nearly do so) any political aspirations (I’m thinking Kavanaugh, or Roy Moore), true or not.”
“Christians? Oh, we believe in integrity (Prov. 23:7). But, we also believe the Deceiver is out to deceive, Thankfully, we have been furnished weapons that neutralize the poisons of deception (2 Cor. 10:4). Then, there’s every lie’s greatest enemy: the TRUTH (John 8:32; 10:10; and 14:6).”
Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray: “Heavenly Father, help us discern truth, demand integrity; and be patient enough to see the reaping that is surely coming; in Jesus’ Name, amen.
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