An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Truth Practice

(Pro 25:18 KJV) A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.

We are in a political season.  I recently received a hit piece in the mail attacking the man I am planning on voting for on November 3.  I know enough about the man and had read the letter written by his opponent to know that it was based on misrepresentation at best and outright lies at worst.  There were two items he was being accused of.  In an effort to look like they had done real research they included dates after the accusation.  The only problem is that the first accusation was a few months after he took office and the other was over a year before he was sworn in.  

As Christians I believe we are to be involved in the political process.  We are to do so in a Christian way.  That means we must present truth, not lies.  It means we must focus on issues rather than making ad hominem attacks.  It means we work hard but always to a higher standard.  

So?  We should be able to have an intelligent discussion without anger and hostility.  Look at it as practice for your chances to give a defense of the hope that is in you (I Peter 3:15). 


Gorges Smythe said...

There has always been some negative campaigning, but it seems that's almost the only kind anymore.

Pumice said...

Some negative campaigning is just that. Other ads are just stating truth that the accused don't want to admit.

Grace and peace