Thursday, September 25, 2014

The director of the king

Solomon wrote "The king's heart is like channels of water in the hand of the LORD; He turns it wherever He wishes." Of course, he was the king at the time, and the book of Proverbs is well known to be a book of general rules of thumb rather than absolute promises. An even less reliable authority said in reference to the kingdoms of the world and their authority "To you I will give all this authority and their glory, for it has been delivered to me, and I give it to whom I will." You might be inclined to discount the word of the Father of Lies, but Jesus spoke of the hostile "prince of this world."

I've heard quite a few people opining that things would be better if some of Our Group could get elected and change the moral climate of the country. Sometimes their anointed one becomes the ruler (I have kin who campaigned for ∅bama), but for some reason it never quite works out to be as uplifting as they hoped. Do I hear someone laughing in the background?

FWIW, I've sometimes wondered what the conversation was about when Jesus told his disciples about the temptation in the wilderness.


Assistant Village Idiot said...

Yes, the only source for the temptation story must come from Jesus's synopsis of the 40 days himself.

james said...

From email: "I've always found it very touching that Jesus taught his disciples to pray "lead us not into temptation." Sounds pretty heartfelt."