A friend of mine pulled me aside at church recently to share some good and bad news. The good news was that after some prodding he was reading through the entire Bible
“I’m doing it, Ron. Thanks for encouraging me,” he shared through a smile.
Then came the bad news: “But, right now, I’m in the book of Numbers and I just don’t get all the killing.”
He’s not alone. There’s an epidemic today of not understanding history or wanting to purge the past of what we perceive as wrong.
We must renew the idea of “blameless in his time.”
When I first heard Donald Trump use the phrase “Make America Great Again” during his 2016 presidential campaign, I had mixed feelings.
Yes, I strongly love my nation. I consider the United States of America one of the greatest nations in world history.
I’ll explain why in a moment.
On the other hand, a weakened Church, vast social demise, and the onslaught of secular forces–bent on destroying our Judeo-Christian heritage–have greatly eroded our once great nation.
Donald Trump ran on MAGA and won.
What does “Make America Great Again” really mean?
I just returned from the county courthouse where I spent the morning with forty fellow Americans serving on jury duty.
I have many friends whose faces fall when they receive a jury summons in the mail. A number of them are close to me (and shall remain nameless).
On the other hand, I relish the call to jury duty because it reminds me of the privilege of living in a nation where biblical principles dictate a love of justice that is completely foreign to Muslim governments and totalitarian nations–and most of recorded history.
To me, the duty and responsibility of citizenship in a government “of the people, by the people, and for the people” is a priceless treasure.
Since this past week saw an outbreak of horrific evil with national elections looming, I think it’s fitting that we admonish each other to hate evil, do our duty and get out and vote.