James 4:1From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? See All... asks, "Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members?"
While authorities have long known of foreign attempts to hack into our systems with the potential of bringing down all or part of the electrical grid, this is but one threat that could cripple the nation's ability to function in the modern world.
I find it a paradox that in our globally connected, social Web world, we can know what happens in virtually any part of the world, yet we are not able to understand what it all means and what it tells us about our future.
Could it be that Peter's reference to Joel's prophecies was in part a signal that though the task before believers would be challenging, there would always be the constant aid and comfort of God's power through His Holy Spirit?
Events this month remind us of Christ's warning to "discern this time" (Luke 12:56Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time? See All...). Our world is rapidly changing, and there is no guarantee things will continue as they are at present.
I hear the conservative pundits defend the free market and deride the socialist trends of the new administration. I understand both the arguments. But they miss the larger point of the times and what is happening to us as a people.
We have the Internet and cable news programs giving us news "as it happens" even if those reporting do not understand the "what" and the "why" behind the events. I carry with me a smart phone that alerts me to breaking news wherever I might be. Sometimes I do ask myself whether I really need to be that connected and informed!
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