- THAT NO MATTER WHO YOU THINK YOU ARE, GOD KNOWS THE REAL YOU?
- THAT REGARDLESS OF WHAT EARTHLY POWER YOU’VE GRABBED FOR YOURSELF, AT LIFE’S END YOU’RE GOING TO STAND ACCOUNTABLE BEFORE HIM?
- THAT ALL YOUR RUTHLESS SCHEMES TO CRIPPLE OR DESTROY YOUR POLITICAL OPPONENTS WILL BE LAID BARE BY GOD?
- THAT YOU LOOK PATHETIC AND FOOLISH IN YOUR SKIVVIES?
By now, you’ve figured out I’m addressing men and women here who all think way more highly of themselves than they should. They are mortals, flesh-and-blood humans just like you and I, who by whatever means have managed to get themselves elected to public service – a term they all seem to have instantly jettisoned.
“Well, I wish you’d stick to good, wholesome, encouraging stuff that has solid spiritual applications.”
We could all learn a lot by re-reading Proverbs. I just finished absorbing a little more of chapter 16, and it’s hard to pick one thing out from among all the others. I won’t bore you; grab your Word and read it yourself.
Then you tell me if there’s not plenty in that single chapter to apply to all the political powermongers of every party, trying right now at the cost of our very nation’s health, to destroy one another’s careers and reputations just to get their own way, or cover up at all costs the sordid trail of their habitual corruption.
It is unfortunate they love having a following of young Americans with little or no sense of – nor appreciation for – history, whose opinions the wizened Caiaphas types of D.C. can easily manipulate. They know those vapid youth will flood the airwaves and ‘Net with their handlers’ talking-point programming.
In this morning’s mail, I read this: “When old people speak it is not because of the sweetness of words in our mouths; it is because we see something which you do not see. ” Solomon had been around. When God asked him what he most sought, the king asked for wisdom.
He got it.
It seems to me our puff-headed, blowhardy senators and representatives – and their staffers of this or that who think they’re hidden – would be better served to disregard their verb-parsing law degrees, and decide to use the Book of Proverbs as their guide to conducting the daily business of our nation.
Yes, I know. I’m inducing in you the desire to go and reacquaint yourself with Proverbs.
Make your motions and cast your votes, but GOD has the final say.
It means more if you read it for yourself. Begin with today’s date, the 16th. Then sit back, think about what you just read in chapter 16, and make some notes. List how many things it mentions could be applied to what’s going on in our nation’s Congress, and in states where crucial elections are up for grabs.
Ask yourself how different would be everyone’s attitudes, speech, and activities were we following the counsel found in this amazing Book of Wisdom. And that’s just one book. The Bible’s full of solid advice on how to treat and serve one another.
As verse 33 says it, “Make your motions and cast your votes, but GOD has the final say.” If we believed that, most of what is taking up every news cycle imaginable wouldn’t be happening.
Think about it.
© D. Dean Boone, November 2017