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CLARITY – 8-14-18 You’re Fired!

CLARITY

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.”

 

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 – 4-26-18 Pleading the 9th

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 4-26-18

 

Pleading the 9th

 

What’s Happening:  “Michael Cohen, the President’s embattled personal attorney who recently had his office raided by the FBI, has stated that he’ll assert his Fifth Amendment right of non-self-incrimination if he testifies on anything concerning porn star Stormy Daniels (https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-lawyer-says-hell-plead-fifth-porn-actress-230526635–politics.html). In other news, Trump’s nominee to head the VA, Dr. Ronny Jackson, is weighing his options amid allegations from unnamed sources claiming he has a drinking problem and he ‘prescribed’ errantly…couple that with Democrat accusations that he has no experience leading large corporate-like concerns (like the VA’s 300,000+ employees) and the President’s leaving the current status of his nomination up to him and you have some doubts as to his confirmation (https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-veterans-nominee-faces-allegations-drinking-prescriptions-004043253.htm). It’s not been a good week for the President.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Chaos, chaos everywhere!”

 

Biblical Response:  “Much to the delight of the Democrats, who are trying to score a “blue wave” upset in the midterm elections. However, the American people may be smarter than to buy into media storms that smack of creativeness and Democrat obstructionism. Truth is not mere allegation  and ‘unnamed sources’ are too-easily obtained and too-often cited to be believable. In fact, I think ‘chaos’ is an old Cold War communist tactic (and the name of an evil nemesis organization in a James Bond movie).”

 

“Christians? There’ll be no ‘pleading the Fifth’ in heaven (you might plead the 9th [thou shalt not lie – Ex. 20:16]…actually, it’s kind of hard pleading either in front of an all-knowing God). Confession is the biblical alternative (James 5:16).”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to choose leaders that are men and women of integrity who live by what they say and free us from false or baseless accusation; 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