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CLARITY – 11-9-18 I Know What He Suffers From

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 11-9-18

I Know What He Suffers From

 

What’s Happening: “As a former Scoutmaster, I’m familiar with 11-year olds’ creativity…the boy in the article for which I provided a link…well, his actions go way beyond that. The police were called out to chase down the family SUV as an 11-year old was acting out for his Mom taking away his playstation. Apparently, this is the second time he has done this and last time the charges were dismissed…this time he crashed into a parked truck; he was treated and released (https://www.yahoo.com/news/11-old-ohio-boy-takes-180003214.html). Inside Edition reported the police say he suffers from ADHD (Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder), bipolar disorder and oppositional defiant disorder.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Sound like a psychologists’ diagnosis.”

 

Biblical Response:  “It may have been…but naming something is just knowing what the treatment ‘should’ be…assuming the diagnosis is right…and I’m not sure of that. Maybe ‘the board of education’ should have gotten involved, if you know what I mean. Sometimes a visit to the woodshed can forestall a visit to the prison. Of course, I’m not a doctor and I don’t know fully the particular situation.”

 

Christians? We’re outdated when it comes to child discipline…the Bible teaches corporal punishment, especially for children (Prov. 13:24) and discipline (2 Tim. 1:7; Eph. 4:2; Col. 3:12; Rev. 3:19), both of which are no longer politically correct. Oh well, sow the wind, reap the whirlwind (Hos. 8:7). Sure, it’s easier to allow tech and games to babysit our kids, but we’ll end up paying for it in the end. Pity that the kids will pay, too.”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, forgive the self-centeredness that makes us pursue our own pleasure at the expense of our kids; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

 

Share as you like; just give credit appropriately. For buying any of Alan E. Sargent’s books or to subscribe or to comment on any of his CLARITY blogs, go to the following link: http://subdeo.com/. He also tweets on Twitter.com every day @alanesargent

 

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CLARITY – 6-19-18 Paying the Price

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 6-19-18

 

Paying the Price

 

What’s Happening:  “You drive over 100mph and you pay the price…at least in southern Texas…or if you try to smuggle illegals into the U. S. (which may be the case…at least the five killed and the other nine injured seem to be undocumented)…who knew the subsequent crash would lead to injuries, murder charges and the destruction of an SUV (the price  – unintended consequences – apparently not unusual)? (https://www.yahoo.com/news/texas-border-control-crash-leaves-221109363.html).  ‘The vehicle was traveling around 100 miles an hour,’ Dimmit County Sheriff Boyd reported. ‘The vehicle ran off the road and caught gravel and then tried to re-correct and then caused the vehicle to turn over several times.’”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “A little excitement!”

 

Biblical Response:  “You think? I guess it’s better to seek asylum with your “family’…even if children are separated from ‘parents.’ A high-speed chase may be ho-hum for the Border Patrol, but I dare-say the crash and subsequent fireball weren’t.”

 

“Christians? Of course, we’re for legal immigration and against human trafficking…smuggling or sexual.  Paying the price? Not so much…Jesus has already done that (Rom. 6:23). The law of reaping and sowing (Gal. 6:7), however, still may cost something (Rom. 6:23 has to do with eternal life).”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to consider the costs before we act; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

 

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