What’s Next?

Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,” and to insight, “You are my relative.” They will keep you from the adulterous woman, from the wayward woman with her seductive words. With persuasive words she led him astray; she seduced him with her smooth talk.All at once he followed her like an ox going to the slaughter, like a deer stepping into a noose till an arrow pierces his liver, like a bird darting into a snare, little knowing it will cost him his life. Now then, my sons, listen to me; pay attention to what I say. Do not let your heart turn to her ways or stray into her paths. Many are the victims she has brought down; her slain are a mighty throng. Her house is a highway to the grave, leading down to the chambers of death. Proverbs 7:4,5; 21-27 NIV

No matter how many times it said, many refuse to listen to the wisdom that resides in the pages of the book of Proverbs.

Wisdom–usually referred to with a female pronoun throughout The Word–is compared to “an adulterous woman” (not so wise) in this passage,  one who has no integrity, scruples or values. To keep this all in context, one must read the entire seventh chapter. However, if we look beyond the pronoun reference and see the character traits of the adulterer, we see how all of this connects and is applicable to daily lives–especially in the political arena.

Let me see if I could put this into perspective–based on the facts as they are revealed. The male pronoun reference embellishes the character traits of a person who is gullible and easily manipulated. The warning against the adulterous woman is to make sure all understand that manipulators use enticing words, playing to a person’s weaknesses and desires and will offer whatever they want–in order to get what they want. Of course, if a person is gullible and easily manipulated–because of a lack of knowledge–they will believe and follow the manipulator–and end up traveling the path of destruction–by their own choices.

We have two choices–one not much better than the other–but choices nonetheless. We must choose between a blustery, dictatorial, narcissistic, bigoted, hate and fearmonger who doesn’t have a clue about how much of anything works outside his own delusions of grandeur. One who backpedals on a daily basis, and doesn’t feel he has to play the game by the rules and when people disagree with him–watch out for vitriol–as he attempts to bully by intimidation.

And the other choice–someone who has been proven to not always tell the complete truth–(though all politicians lie) and for some–as they see it–refuses to take responsibility for her actions. Though she has been cleared of wrongdoing in two major investigations–Benghazi and the email probe–opponents refuse to let her “carelessness” go. Okay, so she was careless–or stupid–but unfortunately, stupidity is not a crime or more people would be locked up and then there wouldn’t be anyone eligible to run for any public office–especially in this election cycle.

What I don’t understand is why–anyone would choose a man who has openly stated that his daughter is so beautiful that if he wasn’t married, he’d date her. That statement sent warning signals to me–especially in light of his inflated ego and view of self. Does he really think it was appropriate to admit he’d like to sleep with his daughter? Why would anyone want a man in the position of President of the United States–who praises the likes of those who hate and kill–indiscriminately? And then there are other pending lawsuits that, if ever revealed, will expose the true nature and character of a child molester.But then I guess the answer is in his enticing words (not necessarily truth)intended to ignite and promote hatred of others while making himself appear more capable and knowledge than he is.  He is his best publicist for not many others have said anything about his greatness or his wealth.

I’m still praying for all Americans who will be voting this fall. And for those who think I’ve gone overboard with what I have to say about the election and applicability of God’s Word, you’re entitled to think whatever you like. I’ve learned to respect people who disagree with me without trying to tear them down for doing so. If that same courtesy is not extended to me–God’s got my back. I’m especially praying for those Evangelical leaders who are deliberately leading people down a garden path–not of God–but out of fear, proving they do not trust God. Fearmongering works best when a candidate has nothing of substance to say about the real issues–that affect all Americans. Where love resides, there’s room in the heart for fear!

Until we realize we all–black, white, yellow, brown, red–Believers of Christ and non-believers, gay, straight, male or female–belong to the human race and we should all be treated with love and compassion as Jesus would do. So what happens next? That depends on how open hearts are to hearing Holy Spirit speak–even when it means putting aside political ideologies that ignite hatred and bigotry. God knows best and in the end–it will all be as He planned it.

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2 thoughts on “What’s Next?

  1. Mary, as a born again Christian I have to tell U that Trump is the ONLY choice we must make, no matter what flaws he has personally… It is the Republican party that must be in place to chose the next 2 or 3 Supreme court judges… The Democrats will pick judges that will push the Supreme court to the left, and change our country for many years to come…pushing us into a socialistic country… History tells us this kind of government will never work out…

    It is the Republican party that is pro-life…not pro-choice like the Democrats… And it is the Republican party that believes in a small government that is based upon the Constitution, and godly principles…

    We must take our country back from big government, and the national debt that has doubled in the 7 years Obama has been in office…

    We must establish jobs and put our people back to work…not continue to provide welfare for people who are capable of earning a living for themselves…

    There is only one choice for true Christians…and it is Trump… We must pray that God changes his heart; and that he picks a cabinet that will guide and direct him to a successful presidency…

    A vote for Clinton is a vote that will be wrong in God’s eyes…

    Blessings in Christ, bruce

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  2. Bruce,
    I’m well aware of where you stand regarding this election. And since I hear the voice of The Lord, confirmed in His Word, Trump is not the only choice we have.

    You told me not too long ago that Christians and Evangelical leaders are praying for Trump. That’s a good thing. I’m praying for Hillary as well. We should all pray for this country and that God’s Will prevails–not political ideology.

    I am always mindful that God gives us a choice. He always has and He always will. Therefore, if He gives us choice in all we do, what makes you think a “select group of people” have a right to choose for us or demand we accept their choice for us?

    I do not support the Progressive platform in any shape form or fashion when it promotes opposition to God’s Word, but I refuse to vote for a narcissistic bigot who is only concerned about himself. Have you listened to him? I mean really listened to him? The man is a danger to all Americans because he refuses to heed the advice of others and his lack of self-discipline is more than scary. I do not support the Republican platform in its entirety either–it is our responsibility–according to The Word–to provide for the poor and the needy.

    I have not agreed with everything that President Obama has done in his tenure, but I certainly have given him the respect the office of President demands. He is not the one responsible for the debt–he inherited it and since the Republican led–congress has not done its job–I have no faith in that party to do anything, differently. If you can’t acknowledge that Congress has not fulfilled their obligation to the people who voted for them, then I’m praying the scales fall from your eyes and you see with clarity why this country is in the shape it is in. We didn’t get here because of one party and we won’t move forward because of one man. Only God can turn the tide of events for His good pleasure–not ours.

    Do me a favor, please! Turn off the political bias and listen–clearly to the man you think God wants in a position of leadership. My opinions about him are not based upon what others have said, but what he has said–and I’m not impressed with his ability to do anything other than promote himself–not the will of people and certainly not the Will of God.

    I have said in other posts–none of us are without flaws–which is why we need Jesus in our lives. Not only does Trump not acknowledge his flaws, he exhibits no leading of Holy Spirit in anything he says or does. If you can live with that–that’s on you. I’d rather listen and follow the leading of Holy Spirit than any man, woman, or political party. You don’t have to agree, but then neither of us has a heaven or hell for anyone.

    If we’re really concerned about the direction this country is taking, we’d all be praying that God intercedes in the lives of all so we can live in peace and harmony. I’m promoting unconditional love for all people, compassion, and mercy for those who simply don’t get it. I’m not promoting sin, but only God can change the heart of anyone–not my vote. And my vote–as I see it, is not a vote for a liar since they have all lied, not a vote for fearmongering as is projected by the Republican party, and certainly not a vote for anyone misusing their position of authority. I’m voting against hatred, bigotry, and narcissistic behavior that cannot mean anything good for any American who is not white.

    Until you can prove me wrong–let’s just agree to disagree–and continue to love one another and to pray for one another. That’s going to be my approach to all who think I’m wrong. I could be, but I could also be right.

    By the way, I love the opportunity for discussion of differing opinions.

    Loving you in Christ,

    Mary

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