Power, Position, And Prestige

When we look at the above headed 3-P's, we immediately think of those individuals who have been elected to places of power (see #4-7 definitions), position (see #6 definition), and prestige.

Noting these two recent Reuters articles here and here, we can plainly see what the problems are for holding up confirmation of President Trump's nominees for administration posts — sinful pride, the abuse and misuse of power, and the fact that some folks just have to have attention.

Sinful pride has caused the downfall of both nations, i.e., Edom - Jeremiah 49:7-17; Obadiah 1:1-9; and individuals, i.e., Nebuchadnezzar (Isaiah 14:1-23. And our elected officials in Congress are not immune to having the same sinful pride; not immune to the abuse and misuse of power; and not immune to wanting to have attention, i.e., the news media.

The Proverb writer realized the problem that sinful pride produces in Proverbs 13:10 NKJV  "strife."

What's the solution to those government representatives who are opposing President Trump's nominees by causing strife within their ranks? James provides us with the biblical answer in James 4:1-10. The question is, will our representatives heed the answer?

Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets

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