What Really Matters?

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY AUGUST 5, 2019

         IF YOU WERE TO COME UP WITH A PLAN TO DIVERT HUMAN ATTENTION FROM WHAT REALLY MATTERS, WHAT WOULD THAT PLAN LOOK LIKE?

         WOULDN’T IT LOOK LIKE POLITICS? RECALL THE PASSAGE IN FIRST KINGS 22. THE LORD ASKED, “WHO WILL ENTICE AHAB INTO ATTACKING RAMOTH GILEAD AND GOING TO HIS DEATH THERE? ONE SUGGESTED THIS AND ANOTHER THAT. FINALLY, A SPIRIT CAME FORWARD, STOOD BEFORE THE LORD AND SAID, “I WILL ENTICE HIM.”

         “BY WHAT MEANS?” THE LORD ASKED? “I WILL GO OUT AND BE A DECEIVING SPIRIT IN THE MOUTHS OF HIS PROPHETS,” HE SAID. “YOU WILL SUCCEED IN ENTICING HIM,” SAID THE LORD. “GO AND DO IT.”

         THE DEBATES, ARGUMENTS, CHARGES AND SLANDERS TOSSED BY POLITICIANS AT EACH OTHER, ALONG WITH THEIR PROMISES TO MAKE OUR LIVES ON EARTH BETTER ARE A DISTRACTION AND A DECEPTION FROM THE REALITY OF A KINGDOM AND A KING NOT OF THIS WORLD.

         NO POLITICIAN CAN MAKE YOUR LIFE BETTER THAN YOU CAN. THAT’S NOT TO SAY ISSUES LIKE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, HEALTH CARE, SPENDING AND TAXES, BUT IN LIGHT OF ETERNITY WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE? THINK ON THESE THINGS. I’M CAL THOMAS.