Atlanta was the setting for a once popular television series, “Matlock.” In one hour, Ben Matlock, the successful attorney from Atlanta was able to solve the mystery find the truth and the innocent or accused was set free, while the guilty party was brought to justice.
Truth is sometimes hard to find these days in the media, television programs, schools, and even in some churches. But the Bible has much to say about it.
After a partial government shutdown in which the president instructed subordinates to make the shutdown as painful as possible, an agreement was reached to keep it open and increase the debt ceiling. The president explained that raising it, would in no way increase our debt. That’s an interesting thought, but not a truthful depiction, I’m afraid.
When George W. Bush was president, he was blamed for practically everything that happened under his watch, and yet the last two years of his term, was met with a democratic congress. This administration has yet to take ownership of the economy, unemployment, increased national debt, Benghazi, among other scandals, and most recently the partial government shutdown.
Israel often forgot the miracles of God, thus forgetting to walk in his ways and situations and circumstances were brought about to bring them back to the Lord. It’s wise to acknowledge and remember the Lord’s goodness in our lives.
“Beware that thou forget not the Lord thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day:” Deuteronomy 8:11 (KJV)
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's. The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed. He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel. The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever. He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.” Psalm 103:2-11 (KJV)
Today‘s headlines can grab our attention, and if we are not careful, we can forget the goodness of God and His promises. We need to speak up for truth, but at the same time, consider that God is in control, and He is a merciful God.
“Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the Lord.” Psalm 107:43 (KJV)