Devotions, Politics and Government


Read: 2 Timothy 3:10-17

“Now behold, today I am going the way of all the earth, and you know in all your hearts and in all your souls that not one word of all the good words which the LORD your God spoke concerning you has failed; all have been fulfilled for you, not one of them has failed.” – Joshua 23:14

 “Iffy” was a gift to us from our Senate IT guy.  Our fax and copier were dying and the contract would soon run out, so he did some research and purchased us a marvelous all-in-one, multi-function printer.

I freely admit that Iffy and I were enemies from the very beginning.  While the marvelous new machine did everything short of blowing up party balloons, it did not do anything very well.  It had a state of the art speed dial system which might have been useful had it not taken seven steps to use.  It took more time to register print commands than a snail crossing a highway against the wind and when it did register a command, it rarely printed from the paper tray I had told it to.  “Iffy” could collate a document with ease, but did not possess the ability to separate multiple copies of that same document from another.  Most of the parts were made of plastic and the keypad was too small to use with anything short of a needle.  In short, “Iffy’s” functionality was… well, iffy.

I’m willing to admit that “Iffy” did have one particularly useful feature:  it automatically displayed instructions on how to fix whatever its latest malfunction was.  (This was a nice alternative to digging through the abysmal maintenance and usage manual.)  In the end, however, “Iffy” proved himself hardly capable of handling the workload of a small business, much less a U. S. Senate office.

The truth is, some “multi-function” tools just don’t function properly.  Fortunately, God’s Word is an exception.  The Apostle Paul states that, “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness.”  (2 Timothy 3:16)  And, unlike “Iffy”, we can be guaranteed that not one word of those Scriptures will ever fail!

Thought for the Day:  Are you relying on God’s Word to help you “get the job done”, or does your faith lie elsewhere?