Tag Archives: The World Today

Security Issues!

Repeated attempts to blow up airplanes and to perpetuate other acts of terror around the world show just how fragile even the tightest security programs can be. Security measures can be evaded or things can slip through. Admittedly, many acts of terrorism have been averted, but all it would take is one huge disaster to shake up the world even more than after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States.

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Right in Our Own Eyes

Long ago the writer of the Bible Book of Judges made this observation about his generation: “In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes” (Judges 17:6). The Book of Judges goes on to illustrate this observation. The writer was speaking about the professed people of God, not the “heathen” around them. Furthermore, the people did what was right in their own eyes, not so much because they did not have a king to tell them what to do, but because they had abandoned their God and the teachings of His Word, the Bible.

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The Giant Worry!

Worry is something we all face at one time or another in life. When I was a child, people were troubled about nuclear war and about the worldwide spread of communism. In late 2001, and since, many worried about terrorists and the possibility of death at their hands. A few years ago, the world feared a pandemic of deadly influenza. Now, people are worrying about a worldwide recession or depression. One is even tempted to worry about what will be the next traumatic event that we will have to worry about.

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