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On the Road to Forever
August 17, 2011 | 1,429 views | Post a comment

I really don’t want to get off on a rant here, but let’s review our current financial status.

Let see, the debt ceiling has been raised a couple of trillion dollars, which has devalued the dollar even more ... oh, I guess our politicians and the liberal news media forgot to mention that, didn’t they?

Yeah, your dollar isn’t worth as much as it was last week because we’ve incurred more debt! Our triple A financial rating, as a country, has been downgraded, something the politicians said would not happen if the debt ceiling was raised. The stock market, you know, that place where your 401K life savings is being gambled with, and the politicians said you would never lose, has nearly crashed again, deep sixing more of your retirement money just like two years ago.

But according to Mr. Obama, “We’re going to pull through this.” Not if the politicians keep trying to fix it, we won’t. The American public has been trying to tell Washington how to fix our financial problems for decades, but our representatives just don’t seem to want to represent the people. Rather, they are still looking for ways to make a buck for themselves. I don’t want my tax dollars building a new Afghanistan.

After nine years of messing around, Osama bin Laden is dead! Pack up and come home! I think now that NASA has nothing to do except try to weasel money out of the taxpayer to find water on Mars or some other nonsensical space probe, they ought to be put to work finding affordable energy sources for the people who write their paychecks.

The politicians need to get to work on balancing their budgets and finding out why a man can’t find a job, yet the oil companies are entitled to drive up the prices on everything by simply raising the price of gasoline for no apparent reason except to satisfy stockholders.

If I were deemed to be “price gouging” on my retail pricing, like the oil industry, the automobile industry, and other corporations, I’d probably be fined, lose my business, and end up in jail. Ah, but greed is the American way now, isn’t it?

In Portland, Oregon, a 7-year-old girl’s lemonade stand was shut down by the police because she didn’t get a $120 business license. On the bright side, by closing her business she’s now eligible for a $108,000 government bailout.

(1 John 2: 1-17) A lawyer insured a box of very expensive cigars. Then he made a claim to the insurance company for “... loss of the cigars in a series of small fires.” The insurance company paid the claim, then sued the lawyer for arson, “... intentionally setting fire to the insured property.”

We seem to worry more about our physical life and what we can gain by being so wise, than we do about our spiritual life and how much wisdom is available in God’s Word. If we continue to put our faith in the world and other men, following their commands, we are going to continue to be disappointed in this life. But, if we put our faith in the Lord Jesus, following his commands, he will represent us in truth and righteousness throughout this life and the life to come.

Like the lawyer, you cannot outwit God. If you try, I guarantee you will get burned in the end. Even if you feel you’re being blessed by God for the good deeds in your life, be careful, for if you’re not giving the glory to God, you’ve already received your reward in full (Matthew 6:1-4). No works, no deeds, no man can pull you through from this life to life eternal in heaven. Only your obedience in the Word of God will pull you through, for salvation is found in the will and the grace of God (Ephesians 2: 1-10).

Thomas W. Bonham is an associate minister with the Floresville Church of Christ. His e-mail is twbonham@felpsis.net. This column will be available in the Wilson County News when space is available. Readers can also find his column on his blog at http://wilsoncountynews.com.
 
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