Thursday, July 21, 2016
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." ~ Groucho Marx
A plague o' both your houses.. Often quoted as "A pox on both your houses." This is a famous quote from William Shakespeare in the play, Romeo and Juliet. As Mercutio dies, he utters this phrase three times, cursing the families whose rivalry led to his death.) But what about the Tea Party and others like it? Some of the stuff I see posted in their name is not anything I want to be associated with, period. Since this is how it is, what are we to do? Live, work, and operate our lives according to our true Sovereign, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He has been good to give us clear instructions how to function in His created world regardless of who is in authority. You can find those directions in His Word, the Bible.
I shared those tidbits just to let you know that I am still keeping up, even though I certainly am not as plugged in as I have been in the past. I do know that given the level of corruption that permeates our politics and governing today, it would be real easy to become a Chicken Little as we make our journey forward. We do need to keep a positive outlook because, as the trite saying goes, we have read the back of the Book, and we win. Meanwhile, we are to be in the world where God placed us, while at the same time, we are not to be of the world, or like the world, as we live based on the truth that God has given to us. ( "I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world." John 17:14-16) This doesn't mean we are to totally isolate ourselves from any interaction with our fellow citizens. We are to be engaged. The Apostle Paul addressed this very sentiment to some who thought the best approach was to totally withdraw from society. "I wrote to you in my epistle not to keep company with sexually immoral people. Yet I certainly did not mean with the sexually immoral people of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world." (I Corinthians 5:9-10) We are to do our best with God's help to make a difference in the lives of those we come in contact with for the honor and glory of our True Sovereign. I didn't intend a sermon. Just sharing. That's all. May God help us all to live in a way that pleases Him and helps others to find Him. Amen. ....More later.