Well, this is what happens in a country when the biblical standard is abandoned in any area. Coveting (unlimited spending), embracing debt and unjust weights and measures curses the economy, and it will never succeed in blessing it. I give up talking about the stimulus bill. The amount of money being talked about is so massive that it is impossible to even realize how much it is. Drudge says the stimulus bill and the bailouts is approaching 9.7 trillion, and that that is enough to pay off 90% of the mortgages in the United States.
So it hurts to watch Washington continue to stab the country when it is down.
I was thinking the other day about when Bush first was sworn in as president. The country was entering a recession at the time, because under Bush I and Clinton, Reagan’s sound economic policies were being abandoned. He was saying that we had to pass the tax cuts in order to halt the recession in its tracks. Does anyone else remember that? He was SKEWERED in the press for "talking down the economy." So my question is, where is the righteous outrage this time? What President O is saying about the economy is way worse than anything Bush ever said.
So, the hypocrisy of the press is just staggering. What else did I expect? The press is the pravda of the administration, but they were the pravda of the Democratic party for decades before a Democrat was elected.
I am depressed for my country when I read the news, but I remind myself of the word of the Lord, which is NEVER changed by what man says or does. Aren’t you glad?
If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all His commands I give you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on earth.
All these blessings will come upon you and accompany you if you obey the LORD your God:
You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.
The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock—the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.
Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed.
You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.
The LORD will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.
The LORD will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The LORD your God will bless you in the land he is giving you. Deuteronomy 28:1-8
We cannot do anything about what Washington is going to shove down our throats. (But call your reps – don’t let them get away with this!) But we can as individuals and families, put into practice the ways of God, obey Him in all His commands, and trust Him – He is trustworthy and He will bring His word to pass in our lives.