Lesson #1

Our world is fraught with many problems and with many good things as well. As Christians there are many things we learn from the bible and there are many things we learn from the world around us. Sometimes we don’t have to look far either. The political arena is festering with all sorts of speculations and soon it will be followed by the mudslinging. This year there is something different in the air though. Donald Trump is catching the public eye and interest. In an article Mr. Trump has been quoted saying:

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. … And some, I assume, are good people.”

Mr. Trump seems very angry with our present political conditions and with a large segment of our Latino population as well. His anger in regards to this matter seems to find home with some of the U.S. populace as well as seen in this youtube video.

I would think that a person who is running for the highest office in the country would be better tempered and with wisdom. Will he lead our country with anger? Is this the brand of wisdom we seek in our president? Should we be prejudice to those around us?

God is constantly giving us, the Christians, lessons to learn and live by some are subtle and some are not. When we look at our world and the events that are shaping it we should examine them closely for God’s message and lesson. Obviously these lessons are to promote our spiritual growth. I could be wrong but I believe Mr. Trump is that lesson for all of us Christians to see.

19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. James 1:19-20 (NIV)

and…

18 A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel. Proverbs 15:18 (NIV)

and…

15 A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare. Proverbs 15:1 (NLT)

about mudslinging and people…

The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these. Mark 12:31 ESV

One more point. God loves everyone even you Mr. Trump.

10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 1John 4:10 (NKJV)

Thank you Mr. Trump