Funny how sometimes a verse or line
hits you as never before. Our youngest little guy has taken a big
liking to the song Amazing Grace, by John Newton. The words “twas
grace that taught my heart to fear” became crystal clear the other
day. Before I was a Christian, I was so lost that I didn't even take
God or the possibility of there being a God seriously; He's had to
show me how serious He is. I guess when you're thinking about how bad
the other guy is, there's that three fingers pointing back thing.
I was thinking about people I've met
who oppose God. Witchy people that work for the other side. I'm not
talking about atheists or agnostics that doubt God's existence.
What's strange is that they work against God, but breath His air,
drink His water, and so on. It really is like the lesser side in a
war calling a cease fire, then hitting up the greater side for more
provisions and ammo. Bizarre but true.
Then there are other incidents in my
life; spending the last how many years hanging out on line with
intellectuals (it was understood that I was a guest, a wannabe, etc).
I learned a lot about politics and economics (if there's a big
difference), but let my guard down in regards to their sin; many
claim to be Christian but make you wonder if it's so. I became
acclimated and wasn't walking close to the Lord. Not commission of
sin, with the possible exception of idolatry, but omission of
learning God's wisdom.
There's more, yesterday, following
another guy's lead on Facebook, I tore into the liberals. I ended by
saying something like:”Liberals are a curse, they're like locusts
in your crops or leeches on your leg. Can't hold it against them
though, poor creatures are only doing their job.” Dummy! There
were liberals reading the thread, what ever happened to:”speaking
the truth in love”? Just because something is very true, it might
not be the right time to say it. Spiritual retard, but at least I see
So it is, I now contemplate the line
as: “Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a spiritual
retard like me”.
Speaking of politics, I thought of
something recently. I can write about Liberals, their policies and
motivations, creating anger in hopes of it being a motivator. But the
root of the problem is people turning away from God. Shouldn't I be
making people as angry at sin as I do at progressive politics?
Speaking of slow -and- politics, just
tonight, in our family Bible study time, I think I finally understood
a verse I've read many times. It's Proverbs chapter 24 verse 21. “My
son, fear thou the Lord and the king: and meddle not with them that
are given to change...”
I used to think it was referring to
shifty indecisive people, now I think it's talking about
progressives, people wanting to do things the new way, not God's way.
I won't take the time to explain all the "marvels" of our economic system, I only know an overview myself. One of the things the Federal Reserve (a group of private bankers?) does is to try and regulate the economy. The method currently is broke, because they can't lower interest rates any more, but that's another topic.
What I'm wondering about is a comparison that went through my head. They use a method that has been compared to levers: when the economy is sluggish, they lower interest rates, when it's heating up too fast, they raise interest rates. So what about unity of the masses? When the PTB want to keep the masses divided, say to keep us from realizing the real problems, they pull the division levers. Racism, hot button political issues, etc. But when they want us united, like for war, they pull the unity lever.
I'm not trying to lose friends over whether we should go to war or not, just wondering about that disunity lever.