Two Kingdoms

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY APRIL 13, 2018

         IF YOU ARE A FOLLOWER OF JESUS OF NAZARETH, AREN’T YOU GLAD HIS KINGDOM IS NOT OF THIS WORLD? LOOK AT THE CHAOS IN THIS WORLD. HERE IN WASHINGTON IT IS POLITICAL CHAOS WITH THE LEFT AND THE ESTABLISHMENT TRYING TO BRING DOWN A DULY-ELECTED PRESIDENT. THE POLITICAL CONFLICT CONTINUES TO DIVIDE US, EVEN MEMBERS OF THE SAME FAMILY.

         IN THE MIDDLE EAST THERE ARE WARS AND RUMORS OF WARS. IN RUSSIA, VLADIMIR PUTIN SEEKS TO REBUILD HIS COUNTRY INTO WHAT HE CONSIDERS THE GLORY DAYS OF THE SOVIET UNION, WHILE HE HACKS OUR ELECTION PROCESS AND IS LIKELY BEHIND THE MURDER AND ATTEMPTED MURDER OF HIS OPPONENTS, EVEN JOURNALISTS.

         WHERE DOES ONE LOOK FOR SECURITY? CERTAINLY NOT IN THE STOCK MARKET, WHICH IS UP 400 POINTS ONE DAY AND DOWN 700 POINTS THE NEXT; AND NOT IN LIFE, ITSELF. WE ARE LIKE A VAPOR, A BREEZE, A CLOUD AND OTHER METAPHORS USED IN SCRIPTURE: HERE TODAY, GONE TOMORROW.

         HERE’S WHAT 1 JOHN 2:15 SAYS IN THE LIVING PARAPHRASE: “DO NOT LOVE THIS WORLD, NOR THE THINGS IT OFFERS YOU, FOR WHEN YOU LOVE THE WORLD, YOU DO NOT HAVE THE LOVE OF THE FATHER IN YOU.”

         THAT’S GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME. HOW ABOUT YOU? I’M CAL THOMAS IN WASHINGTON.