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CLARITY – 8-14-18 You’re Fired!

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 8-14-18

 

You’re Fired!

 

What’s Happening:  “Familiar if you watched the reality show “The Apprentice,” the phrase is not unfamiliar in the White House recently (Omarosa) and at the FBI (Peter Strzok) yesterday (which could also be said by 1700 VA personnel recently). Everybody knows about the apparent bias of Strzok (ending in the termination of his employment), but many don’t know a new book release may be an incentive for Omarosa  and her source for claims Trump used the N-word (https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/pollster-omarosa-says-im-source-of-trump-n-word-story-but-ive-never-heard-it/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=CTBreaking&utm_campaign=breaking&utm_content=conservative-tribune). “I’m in @Omarosa’s book on page 149. She claims to have heard from someone who heard from me that I heard Trump use the N-word. Not only is this flat-out false (I’ve never heard such a thing), but Omarosa didn’t even make an effort to call or email me to verify. Very shoddy work,’ pollster Frank Luntz, not a fan of Trump, Tweeted.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Oops!”

 

Biblical Response:  “‘Yeah, caught red handed (or should I say green-handed?) Being caught with your hand in the cookie jar may be familiar to many, but I dare say most of us ended that kind of larceny when we were younger. ”

 

Christians? None of us are innocent of lust…(in Omarosa’s case: lust for money and fame…in Strzok’s case: lust for Lisa, maybe). In any case, we are not to let our desires for revenge get the best of us (Deut. 32:35: Rom. 12:19; Heb. 10:30). We are to please our employers…and that may require a level of integrity we can only get from God…which, after all, may be the point.”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to demonstrate that You were wise in choosing us to represent You in all that we do; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

 

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CLARITY – 1-23-18 It Depends on to Whom You Talk

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 1-24-18

 

It Depends on to Whom You Talk

What’s Happening:  “What is in the Nunes Memo? Is it really the Watergate of our day? (With all the leaking going on in Washington, the classified text conclusions of the House Intelligence Committee’s Chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) personal investigation into the Russia probe, might be on public display anyway). It really depends on to whom you talk (https://www.npr.org/2018/01/24/580068641/the-memo-the-bureau-and-the-missing-texts-get-caught-up-on-the-war-over-the-fbi). The Democrats say it’s a smokescreen, the Republicans may prefer to talk about the memo, rather than release it’s content. Then there’s the conveniently missing five months of texts (56,000 texts) from FBI agent Strzok to FBI lawyer Lisa Page.”

 

Knee-jerk Response: “Whom are we to believe?”

 

Biblical Response:  “Again, it depends on to whom you talk. I mean, who’s got the absolute perspective? God. I’m going to write a book someday on “The Myth of the Closet.” We do all sorts of things ‘in-the-closet’ thinking no one can see…but God does.”

 

“Christians? We’re some of the worst offenders…or should I say ‘self-deceivers.’ Thankfully, Someone’s already paid for that (Rom. 5:8). Still, it behooves us to deal in absolute truth. And that’s what the Holy Spirit is for (John 15:12-13).”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to see beyond others’ bias and from Your absolute perspective; 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