Archive for July 7th, 2022

We prepare the Bible Student’s Notebook weeks in advance of release. As I write this it is my birthday, January 20th. Today a new man was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. This means of course, that I was born on Inauguration Day, and 16 presidents have been sworn in on my birthday. Exactly half of them have been Democrats and half have been Republicans.

Early in this nation’s history there were Presidents from other parties as well: the Federalist and Whig parties. Some of the earliest Presidents were “unaffiliated” with any party.

We tend to listen to, and are often greatly influenced by, the rhetoric of those around us – parents, grandparents, friends, neighbors, preachers, teachers, news sources, etc. As a result, on Inauguration Day half of the country was elated, the other half was dejected. In another election the responses will be reversed. This is merely the cycle of human governments.

This nation is incredibly young, as the age of nations goes. The lesson is that Presidents come and go, political parties come and go, and even nations come and go. They are all just a part of the perpetual cycles of life. Nevertheless, these cycles are all divine cycles, for,

all is out of God, all is through God, and all is going back to God (Romans 11:36).

The one thing that remains stable and constant? Our Father!

… The Father of lights, with Whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning (James 1:17).

My love and appreciation for you all …


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