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The Counter Assault Team

Ponder: Our individual and collective responsibility

Scripture: “Be sober; be vigilant; because your adversary, the devil, walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8 NKJV).

On Wednesday, March 26, three Secret Service agents assigned to the President were sent home from the Netherlands. One had been drunk at their motel, and the other two did nothing about it; so all three were culpable. The President was scheduled to arrive the next day. The three were part of a counter-assault team. In the event that the President were attacked, the team would engage the assailants while the President was whisked away to safety.


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Evil

“Abstain from every form of evil” (1 Thess 5:22).

“Evil” that is the word that Austin Sigg used to describe his own actions in sexually assaulting, strangling, and dismembering Jessica Ridgeway (The Denver Post,  “Sentenced to life” by Jordan Steffen Wednesday, November 20, 2013).


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My Uninterested Neighbor

“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap” (Galatians 6:7).

“The moving finger writes: and, having writ, moves on: nor all thy piety nor wit shall lure it back to cancel half a line, nor all thy tears wash out a word of    it.”   OmarKhayyam
Yesterday, I went to ask a neighbor for a Bible study.  I was certain, from talks we had in the past, that he would be eager to study God’s word in depth.


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