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The Lure of the Powerball

The lottery fever comes around a few times a year when the nation’s Powerball lottery swells into the hundreds of millions of dollars. This was the case previously when a group of eight ‘ordinary’ people who worked for the same company in Nebraska won $365 million dollars by selecting the winning lottery numbers. Each person in the group ended up with approximately $15 million dollars each.

This is generally the dream of the millions of people who buy lottery tickets each week. The chance to instantly become millionaires with all the ‘benefits’ that it supposedly brings. To be certain, there are many who don’t play the lottery “religiously” (a curiously common term used here purposefully), but who can’t resist the lure of the big jackpot. Most of these probably invest a relatively small sum, proportion to their income (say less than $20), for the chance at millions. Others however are probably a lot more liberal in their pursuit investing hundreds or thousands of dollars each year.

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The Handwriting on the Wall

For those of us Christians who are bewildered at the result of the US elections, keep in mind the following scripture which I believe is very applicable to the United States at this time: "...mene, mene, tekel, parsin..." which is translated by the prophet Daniel as "weighed, weighed, wanting, divided" (Daniel 5:25-26)

This was a warning to the nation of Babylon on the eve of their destruction.

As for us Christians, here has always been God's warning to all of us:

"...if my people , who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways then I will hear from heaven, and forgive their sin and heal their land." (2 Chronicles 7:14)

A One Issue Voter

I am what you would call a one issue voter. That issue is Christ.

Whoever's policy and morality aligns closest to Jesus' command for how we should live our lives per his direction in the Bible receives my vote. Accordingly, in this US election, I have voted for Mitt Romney.

When a person or their party cultivates an atmosphere that causes the Name of Almighty God to be booed, then that person cannot receive my support or respect.

In Christ alone I live. In Christ alone I will die, and for Christ alone I will vote.

Thank You.