Daily Archives: March 7, 2019

March 7 The Wisdom of God

Scripture Reading: Proverbs 1:1–7

Key Verse: Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

The apostle Paul made a clear distinction between the learned wisdom of his time and the wisdom of God. Such a difference still exists in this so-called intellectual age. As we send men into space and harness the atom, we still must be sure to lock our doors at night.

The wisdom of God is as superior to the wisdom of men as a star is to a sixty-watt bulb. Man’s wisdom is knowledge and utilization of data. God’s wisdom is strength, right thinking, guidance, and a right course for every man in every age in every circumstance.

Perhaps the best definition of wisdom is “viewing life from God’s perspective.” That means sifting our ambitions, challenges, problems, and tasks through the filter of God’s eternal truth—the Scriptures.

God’s wisdom can never be achieved through a mechanical formula. If that were the case, then any person—wicked or righteous—could enjoy its benefits. Receiving God’s wisdom involves developing a growing, intimate relationship with Jesus Christ who is our wisdom (1 Cor. 1:30).

That’s what Solomon meant when he said, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge” (Prov. 1:7). As we seek and worship God and submit to His will, we increasingly become the repository of His wisdom.

Precious Lord, let me view life from Your perspective. Help me sift my ambitions, challenges, problems, and tasks through the filter of Your truth. Give me divine wisdom through an intimate relationship with Your Son, Jesus.[1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (1999). On holy ground (p. 70). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

March 7 Bearing Burdens

Scripture reading: Galatians 6:1–5

Key verse: Galatians 6:2

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

The casual chat over the fence turns serious. The routine conversation about teenage dilemmas leads into an emotional admission by your neighbor.

“My son is about to be suspended from school for something he said to his teacher. I am going to talk with the principal today and would appreciate your prayers. I’m pretty upset about the possible consequences.”

You wince. You are not sure what to say. Since you both attend the same church, you assure him that you will pray for his son. He is grateful.

The next weekend you notice your neighbor working in his yard. You would like to walk over and inquire about his son’s status, but you are apprehensive about how to approach the subject.

Bearing the burdens of a fellow Christian is a ticklish issue. We do not want to appear nosy and certainly don’t desire to say something that could be misconstrued. For the most part, we keep at arm’s length, opting for our basic generic prayer. This approach is far removed from the biblical notion of bearing one another’s burdens, which entails a significant sharing of the spiritual and emotional weight.

Have you entered into this kind of burden bearing? Aren’t there episodes when you desperately need this kind of assistance? God has a way to make it happen.

Dear Lord, make me sensitive to the needs of others. I want to be a burden bearer.[1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (2000). Into His presence (p. 70). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Pelosi Says House Dems Launching Investigations Into Trump Without Evidence of a Crime is Their “Constitutional Responsibility” (VIDEO) — The Gateway Pundit

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said in a press briefing Thursday that the massive investigations into President Trump launched by the House Democrats without any evidence crimes were committed is their “Constitutional responsibility” as oversight of the Executive branch.

“The House launched investigations on Trump — what kind of evidence does the House have right now on Trump to launch all these investigations on him and could this possibly be overreach?” a reporter asked Pelosi.

Pelosi interrupted the reporter, “No, this is our Constitutional responsibility to have oversight over the Executive branch.”

The House Speaker then invoked Stalin’s rule of “show me the man and I’ll find you the crime.”

“The evidence that they will have is what they will gather doing the oversight, bringing truth to the American people,” Pelosi said, adding, “If we were not to exercise oversight over the Executive Branch, we would be delinquent in our duties.”

So there you have it. Nancy Pelosi, who is third in the line of succession to become President of the United States just admitted there is no evidence a crime was committed by President Trump and claimed searching for a crime — which is an overt abuse of due process, is their “Constitutional responsibility.”

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Recall, House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) admitted on CNN this week that there is no evidence Trump obstructed justice but he launched a massive investigation anyway because it’s his ‘personal opinion’ that Trump may have violated the Constitution.

Subpoenas flew on Monday after Rep. Jerry Nadler launched an investigation of Trump and issued document requests to 81 people and entities close to the White House.

The list includes: Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, General Mike Flynn, Julian Assange, Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, Erik Prince and the NRA.

The House Judiciary Committee is investigating three main topics: obstruction of justice, including the potential interference by the president into criminal investigations; public corruption, including violations of the emoluments clause; and abuses of power, including attacks on the free press, the judiciary and law enforcement agencies, reported NBC News.

Chairman of the House Intel Committee Adam Schiff (D-CA) recently launched a massive investigation into President Trump’s personal life and Russia — without evidence a crime was committed.

The Stalinist House Democrats are also seeking ten years of Trump’s tax returns in hopes of finding a crime.

And if that isn’t enough, Maxine Waters told reporters last week that her Committee will be investigating the Trump Foundation over ‘tax evasion concerns.’

Had enough yet, America?

via Pelosi Says House Dems Launching Investigations Into Trump Without Evidence of a Crime is Their “Constitutional Responsibility” (VIDEO) — The Gateway Pundit

Nancy Pelosi Overrules Engel’s Call for Ilhan Omar to Apologize for ‘Vile Antisemitic Slur’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday did not call for Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) to apologize for her latest anti-Jewish remark, overruling House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (D-NY), who demanded the freshman congresswoman apologize for her “vile antisemitic slur” last week.

Source: Nancy Pelosi Overrules Engel’s Call for Ilhan Omar to Apologize for ‘Vile Antisemitic Slur’

Pelosi Gives Omar A Pass As “Anti-Semitism” Resolution Morphs Into Indictment Of Trump Supporters | ZeroHedge News

After a contentious closed-door session on Wednesday among House Democrats who are deeply divided over a resolution to indirectly condemn Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) over anti-Israel comments, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) almost got whiplash from pivoting 180-degrees; excusing Omar, while dramatically altering resolution’s language from condemning anti-Semitism, to Democratic talking points commonly used against Trump supporters.

When asked if Omar should apologize for saying that supporters of Israel have an “allegiance to a foreign country,” Pelosi gave a pass to the freshman Rep, telling reporters: “I do not believe she understood the full weight” of her words, adding that Omar’s comments “were not based on any anti-Semitic attitude.

If true, some have suggested that Omar is tone-deaf and not fit to serve on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, which has jurisdiction of the relationship between the United States and Israel.

Meanwhile, House Majority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said that the House hopes to vote on Thursday on a resolution condemning all forms of hate, saying the message would be “we are against bigotry, we are against prejudice and against hate.” – which just happens to echo commonly used Democrat talking points about conservatives. 

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As we noted on Wednesday, Pelosi’s 180 comes after chaos broke out Wednesday during a closed-door meeting of House Democrats.

Inside the meeting, according to multiple people present, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tried to keep her caucus focused on a planned Friday vote on a sweeping campaign and elections reform bill. She acknowledged “internal issues,” according to notes taken by a Democratic aide present, and urged members not to “question the motivations of our colleagues.”

But moments later, multiple House members stood up to challenge the decision — endorsed by Pelosi and the rest of the House Democratic leadership — to move forward with a resolution condemning religious hatred. Initially the measure targeted only anti-Semitism, with some Democrats pushing for a direct rebuke of Omar, but by Tuesday night — facing backlash from members not on board with the plan — leaders decided to expand it to include anti-Muslim bias. –Washington Post

Several Democrats those who took issue with the measure were members of the Congressional Black Caucus, who opposed even an indirect rebuke of Rep. Omar when they should be focusing on how to attack President Trump.

“I think there’s a big rise in anti-Semitism and racism, and that’s a bigger conversation we need to be having.” said Rep. Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA). “But it starts at 1600 Pennsylvania. It doesn’t start with one member out of 435 members of Congress.

Why are we doing this?” asked Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), who said that a resolution would be “redundant and unnecessary,” likely referring to the January 11 rebuke of Omar after she accused the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) of contributing to pro-Israel politicians.

In the end, Rep. Omar seems to have won the day.

Source: Pelosi Gives Omar A Pass As “Anti-Semitism” Resolution Morphs Into Indictment Of Trump Supporters

Thomas Sowell Sounds Warning Bell: US May Give In to Socialism, ‘We May Not Make It’

Renowned economist Thomas Sowell expressed significant concern that enough Americans might be persuaded by the siren call of socialism to take the country down that route.

The author of “Basic Economics” told Fox Business Network on Tuesday, “I do have a great fear that, in the long run, we may not make it.

“I hate to say that,” Sowell continued. “The one thing that keeps me from being despairing is that we don’t know. There are so many things that we can’t possibly know. And so, we may make it, but I wouldn’t bet on it.”

The Hoover Institution senior fellow argued people seem to ignore what is happening in the world.

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“So many people today, including in the leading universities, don’t pay much attention to evidence,” Sowell said.

“When you see people starving in Venezuela and fleeing into neighboring countries and realize that this is a country that once had the world’s largest oil reserves, you realize that they’ve ruined a very good prospect with ideas that sounded good but didn’t turn out well.”

Sowell related he used to be a Marxist in his youth.

“Before I was a Marxist, I was an empiricist and I stayed an empiricist. And with the passing years simply as I looked into more and more things I saw the difference between reality and the rhetoric,” he said.

Do you think the majority of Americans will chose socialism in 2020?

“Socialism is a wonderful sounding idea,” Sowell stated. “It’s only as a reality that it’s disastrous.”

In a 1999 interview with Salon.com, the economist explained how a stint working as an intern for the federal government in the early ’60s began to change his mind about government planned economies.

Sowell came to see while studying wage policy in Puerto Rico that the free enterprise system was better at helping people improve their lives than the government.

During his FBN interview, Sowell was asked if he thought self-described Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s popularity would continue to rise.

“It depends,” he responded. “If they go by rhetoric, she’s a rising star.”

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Most of the prominent Democratic candidates for president — including Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Kamala Harris of California, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts — have signed on to Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal.

The plan envisions massive government intervention in the economy in order to transition the United States to 100 percent renewable energy, including the goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2030.

Additionally, the Green New Deal contains new government entitlement programs, including free universal health care and college education, government-guaranteed employment and income, and paid family and medical leave.

A Fox News poll released last month showed 57 percent of respondents had a positive opinion of capitalism, while only 25 percent viewed socialism in a positive light.

An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found only 25 percent of respondents thought being a socialist a desirable trait for a candidate.

President Donald Trump clearly understands that most of the nation’s citizens do not support socialism.

During his State of the Union address in early February, the president differentiated himself from his would-be Democratic challengers’ vision of government, saying, “America was founded on liberty and independence, and not government coercion, domination and control. We are born free and we will stay free.

“Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.”

Trump added in a speech to Venezuelan Americans last month, “We know that socialism is not about justice, it’s not about equality, it’s not about lifting up the poor. Socialism is about one thing only: power for the ruling class.”

Source: Thomas Sowell Sounds Warning Bell: US May Give In to Socialism, ‘We May Not Make It’

Top Democrat Tells Holocaust Survivors To Check Their Privilege — The Federalist

According to Rep. James Clyburn’s logic, it’s OK to hate Jews if you rank higher than them on the pyramid of victimhood.

Democratic Whip Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) defended his colleague Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) by reasoning that she is higher than Jews on the pyramid of intersectionality. In an interview with The Hill on Wednesday, Clyburn trivialized Holocaust survivors when he implied that Omar’s time in a Kenyan refugee camp outweighed the experiences of Jews.

Her experience, Clyburn argued, is much more empirical — and powerful — than that of people who are generations removed from the Holocaust, Japanese internment camps during World War II and the other violent episodes that have marked history.

“I’m serious about that. There are people who tell me, ‘Well, my parents are Holocaust survivors.’ ‘My parents did this.’ It’s more personal with her,” Clyburn said. “I’ve talked to her, and I can tell you she is living through a lot of pain.”

Clyburn is the third-highest ranking Democrat in the House, who has shared a stage with the notorious anti-semite Louis Farrakhan. According to Clyburn’s logic, it’s OK to hate Jews if you rank higher than them on the hierarchy of victimhood. Omar is a Muslim woman who was born in Somalia and had to flee violence in her country, so Democrats believe her hate speech should be excused, while Holocaust survivors should sit quiet.

Clyburn’s comments come during a fragmented week for Democrats, who failed to pass a resolution condemning anti-Semitism in the wake of Omar’s repeated anti-Semitic slurs. Clyburn, a prominent member of the Congressional Black Caucus, said he rejected the idea that the proposed resolution would single Omar out for condemnation.

“She won’t be targeted. We’re going to target those people who had her picture on the Twin Towers,” Clyburn said. “This resolution is going to be inclusive; it’s going to be expansive; and I might just try to add something to deal with that billboard that’s up in Pennsylvania this morning calling John Lewis and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus racists.”

As Washington Free Beacon writer Alex Griswold pointed out, it’s contradictory to say the resolution is “expansive” and not intended to go after Omar specifically, but to also say it’s going to “target” certain groups.

Pro-tip: it sort of gives the game away to opt for a broad “all hate matters” resolution that doesn’t target Omar, and then target *other* individuals in the resolution. pic.twitter.com/Z2i7W1cFaJ

— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) March 7, 2019

via Top Democrat Tells Holocaust Survivors To Check Their Privilege — The Federalist

Ilhan Omar Withdraws Support From Bill To Save The Earth After Learning That’s Where Israel Is — The Babylon Bee

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal hit a snag when it lost the support of another freshman representative, Ilhan Omar. Omar had been an enthusiastic supporter of the Green New Deal and wanted to save the earth, but then she noticed something very disturbing when looking at a map of the earth: Earth is the planet on which Israel resides.

“You’ve been hypnotized by the Jews!” Omar accused a surprised Ocasio-Cortez. Omar then ripped up a copy of the Green New Deal. “This is just a plot to help Israel keep existing! Did AIPAC pay you off?”

Ocasio-Cortez was very apologetic, saying she hadn’t considered how her plan would affect Israel. She then vowed to change her plan so it might save the whole planet except where Israel resides.

“This is, like, a learning process,” Ocasio-Cortez later told reporters. “When I made the Green New Deal, I thought weather like storms and earthquakes were all caused by climate change, but now I’ve learned from Representative Omar that lots of that is actually from Jewish-controlled weather machines. So for the next version of the Green New Deal we will have to keep that in mind.”

via Ilhan Omar Withdraws Support From Bill To Save The Earth After Learning That’s Where Israel Is — The Babylon Bee

As Anti Semitism Is On the Rise – Islam Is Busy Taking Over American Schools and Communities

Absolute Truth from the Word of God

When I ask my 10 year old  grandson, who moved with his father to Martinsburg, W.VA. about what he learns in school, this is the response I get:  “I really don’t want to talk about it.”

When he comes to stay with us, I always feel led to teach him that many things he will see and learn in public school are NOT godly, nor is it what the Lord wants us to learn.  I tell him to do well in his studies (he’s an A student) but always to keep it in the back of mind that much of what he is learning is not true.

Then I show him what God says about the many false teachings by secular teachers.  It’s not easy having these conversations with him, but I feel in my spirit that God is pleased when I speak Biblical truth to my grandson. I may…

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