COMFORT THE FEEBLE MINDED

June 26, 2017

  

            “Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.”  (I Thessalonians 5:14)  If this verse has any application beyond the body of Christ (and it must, because the last two words are “all men”) then the exercise of the words are most difficult when applied to the Democratic Party.  The warning shot fired in the recent Presidential election fell on deaf ears.  The LGBTWXYZ, global warming, socialistic agenda did not resonate with mainstream America.  The Left was warned, but their unruly protest and demonstrations continue.  We must conclude they are as feebleminded as a Tyrannosaurus Rex headed for a tar pit.  Having patience with Jurassic Park could be one of the most difficult admonitions in the Bible.

            According to the brontosaurus (big with small brains) news media, Jon Ossoff, the democratic candidate, was going to be a victor over Republican Karen Handel in Georgia’s special congressional election.  After spending boatloads of money to repudiate the will of the people, the liberal efforts have once again been carted off to the museum of political artifacts.  The Dems refuse to leave the alternate universe they occupy even though its last remaining props are jerry-rigged media polls.  This propensity to construct a false reality is not without precedent.  It is, in fact, one of the oldest mind-twisting sand traps ever invented.

            Abel offered a sacrificial lamb to the Lord which was found acceptable.  The reason is obvious due to the fact that Jesus Christ was labeled by John the Baptist as “the Lamb of God.”  Abel was dealing with hardcore reality: “…and without shedding of blood is no remission” (Hebrews 9:22). Cain, on the other hand, was busy fabricating a fictitious state of mind.  Even though he had clear information to the contrary, Cain brought produce from his vegetable garden, ignoring the impossibility of “getting blood out of a turnip.”  Rather than repent and change course when God rejected his offering, Cain doubled down in his persistence to “do it my way.”  Frank Sinatra wasn’t the first to sing that song.  When Cain’s agenda was refused, he became so infuriated that his sole remaining motivation was to kill the one who found acceptance.  Sound familiar?

            We fast-forward about 2,780 years to discover that evolution has delivered mankind no favors.  Saul, a young man full of potential, was chosen to be Israel’s first king.  In the early days of his reign, he demonstrated a good deal of humility and grace, but quickly adjusted to the comforts of Camelot and the habits of the establishment.  In due time, the Philistines (ancient ISIS) were threatening the nation causing Saul to quiver in fear (I Samuel 17:11).  While Saul prepared for his apology tour, a young man arrived who was incensed at the rhetoric of the Philistine champion Osama bin Goliath and purposed to personally carry the fight to the giant. 

 

David’s victory over Goliath brought him instant recognition and popularity but Saul’s jealousy proportionately rose on his emotional Richter scale.  As a result of Saul’s wrath, David spent several years with a group of dedicated followers lodging in the wilderness to avoid the king and his army.  Saul became so paranoid that he lost all sense of reality, choosing rather to manufacture one with a false foundation.  His irrational conclusions led him to jeopardize the security of the entire nation; all he needed to do was kill his perceived competitor and things would return to a maladjusted normal.  Sound familiar?

            Moving ahead a couple of hundred years, we still find evolution on recess.  Wouldn’t you think that the emotional light weights would develop thicker skin over 3000 years?  Well, anyway, Ahab, an Israeli king, desired a vineyard that belonged to a fellow named Naboth.  Naboth considers the vineyard part of his family heritage and refuses to sell it to Ahab, who goes home and pouts.  His nefarious wife Jezebel hatches a plan to eliminate the holdout by hiring some false witnesses to testify that the accused has Russia connections (just checking your Biblical knowledge).  The actual allegation was that Naboth had blasphemed God and the king.  In spite of the truth, Naboth was stoned to death which allowed Ahab to possess what he coveted.  Ahab’s reality was predicated upon what he wanted, not what he had, and if character assassination was necessary—so be it!  Sound familiar?

            A question I have been asked periodically runs something like this: “If Satan knows the book”—and he does (Matthew 4)—“then he must be aware of his prophesied destiny”—and it ain’t good (Revelation 20:10)—“then why doesn’t he repent and come clean?”  The answer is quite simple.  Lucifer, as some people, chooses to live in his own fantasy world, even if it requires ignoring the facts.  Interestingly, Cain was said to be of the wicked one (I John 3:12), Goliath is a perfect type of the anti-Christ, and “Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the Lord above all that were before him” (I Kings 16:30).

            The Pharisees demonstrated Democratic attitudes toward Jesus…the Lord said their father was the devil (John 8:44).  Do you suppose there is any connection?

            Help me, LORD…I am having great difficulty in knowing how to comfort the feebleminded!

 

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