“Who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should taunt the armies of the living God?”

1 Sam 17:26

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These are the words of David when he faced Goliath.  David saw that it was not a giant who taunted him and Israel but the enemy of God.  He had faith – and more to the point he acted on faith.

Plainly and simply, he trusted God.

David did what he could do, God did what God could do.  You know the rest of the story.  Bye, bye Goliath.

Living faith in secular culture is a “rubber-hits-the-road” matter.  And, today the Russian aggression hits the Syria road in the form of Russian aircraft attacking Syrian freedom fighters in order to prop-up a Syrian dictator and gain influence and control in the Middle East where we had a presence only a few short years ago.  Hello, Golaith … good bye, America.

Faith matters and faithlessness has its real and dangerous cost.

Faithlessness breeds fear and incompetence.  We see each in the present administration’s foreign policy.

We have succeeded in less than two four year presidential terms to have shrunk the American footprint in the world, and especially in the Middle East where decade old alliances have been neglected and destroyed, and murderous thugs have filled the void created by the liberal fiction of an “Arab Spring.”

We have in short time reminded ourselves that faithlessness produces deadly self-deception and that incompetence cannot recognize itself.

Indeed we are saddled with a pixie dust presidency and an administration and la-la land liberal political faction incapable of recognizing an orgy in a brothel.

Sadly, dark comedy such as this is only laughable when your life, the lives of your children and grandchildren, your country and your faith are not at stake.

Alas, I am drawn to the words of writer Lance Conrad in The Price of Creation:

Cowards are always much more dangerous than heroes.

So much for the Nobel Peace Prize.

One wonders if the cabal at MSNCB stills gets a “chill up their leg” as they once did?

Shalom.

 

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