DISCRETION AND HOPE

June 5, 2018

 

Run for cover…the pigs are out of the barn, and they are mean, angry, and willing to devour anything in their path.  Leftist so-called comedians Samantha Bee, Kathy Griffin, and Michelle Wolf are on an obvious scorched earth mission.  All tactics including hate speech, maximum vulgarity and excessive bigotry are acceptable implements of their warfare.  Even New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has joined the ranks by utilizing locker room speech while on the campaign trail.  About now someone has concluded that this columnist is guilty of the same transgression by implying that these women could be compared to sows.  But wait, hold the phone, this observation is not my deduction at all; I am simply the messenger bearing bad tidings of great sorrow for our nation.  It was God (take it up with Him) Who said: “As a jewel of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion” (Proverbs 11:22).  For those utterly ignorant of the Scriptures, the idea is quite simple…you can dress up a pig, hang gold on it, and paint it up with makeup and lipstick, but given the opportunity, it will still wallow in the mud.  In the Lord’s economy, the difference between a metaphorical pig and a woman of genuine value is discretion.

Webster’s 1828 (closest dictionary to the original English language) defines discretion as:  “Prudence, or knowledge and prudence; that discernment which enables a person to judge critically of what is correct and proper, united with caution.”  Mr. Webster then proceeded with unmitigated gall to follow that up with Scripture verses that extol the virtue of discretion.  His conclusion is:  “To surrender at discretion is to surrender without stipulation or terms, and commit one’s self entirely to the power of the conqueror.”  Well said, Noah Webster, well said!  These conquered women which forsake discretion have indeed surrendered to an invisible victor who laughs at the vanquished he pushes around on the societal chess board.  There is something fundamentally wrong with any women’s movement or crusade when it brings out the worst, not the best, in the participants.

 

Moving along to a bit of good news….President Trump has signed legislation labeled “Right to Try” which simply entitles terminally ill patients to try experimental drugs that have yet to be government approved.  Many Democrats opposed the bill suggesting that the needs of the afflicted would play into the hands of money hungry drug companies.  That is a point well taken based on pharmaceutical history, but let’s remember the subject is lives, not politics.  Our suggestion to the Libs is to keep a close eye on those rascals and cease taking campaign donations from them which will eliminate the blinders on the observers.

Perhaps the lamest of objections was….”We don’t want the terminally ill to have false hope.”  Numerous studies have indicated that hope is one of the most necessary ingredients for recovery from any malady ---physical, emotional or spiritual.  The Left is much quicker to embrace a “right to die” philosophy than a “right to try” approach.  The culture of death knows little of providing hope to the hungry in soul or spirit; consequently, substantial hope in any arena is an elusive phantom.

To the Christian, expectancy of a good outcome is based upon confidence in prayer.  Dr. Alexis Carrel is a medical doctor who won a Nobel Prize in physiology.  He wrote:  “Prayer is the most powerful form of energy that one can generate.  The influence of prayer on the human mind and body is as demonstrable as that of secreting glands.  Its results can be measured in terms of increased buoyancy, greater intellectual vigor, moral stamina, and a deeper understanding of human relationships.  Prayer is indispensable to the fullest development of personality.  Only in prayer do we achieve that complete harmonious assembly of mind, body and spirit which gives the frail human need its unshakable strength.  When we pray we link ourselves with the inexhaustible motive that spins the universe.” Based on this expert medical testimony, all experimental drugs should be accompanied with seasons of prayer.  This should set the minds of the nervous Left at ease…after all, they love expert testimony.

The Assyrians, Babylonians, Phoenicians, Egyptians, Persians, Greeks, and Romans had their many gods --- gods of war, gods of industry, gods of agriculture, gods of cities, towns and various others.  But in all of paganism’s galaxy of gods, there never was one called “god of hope.”  That is scarcely surprising, for in that ancient world hope had become a despised delusion long before our Lord was born in Bethlehem.

“Now the God of hope fill you will all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” (Romans 15:13)

Just a thought…is lack of discretion evidence of lack of hope?

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