A Lesson from the Republican House
OK… I admit…I just used the title to make you look. I could have used a different title and written the same note, but I might not have gotten your attention (isn’t it funny how much “Republican” or “Democrat” can yank our chain?) But this article IS based on a new policy being implemented in the House of Representatives…and it’s crazy! Are you ready for this? Here goes…..
EVERY BILL MUST CONTAIN IT’S CONSTITUTIONAL SOURCE OF AUTHORITY!
Who woulda thunk? It’s just preposterous that before Congress writes another law, it should acknowledge that it actually has the right to do so based on our founding document. I mean… shouldn’t we be able to just do whatever we darn well please, regardless of what our Constitution has to say about it? (Some of you are either getting fired up right now in agreement, or really ticked-off in disagreement…but hang with me here)
Personally, I think it’s a great idea. Otherwise, the framework we’ve put in place to guide the decisions of our country is basically null and void. We become a nation of “situational ethics”. But regardless of how YOU feel about it… here’s the lesson for those of us who follow Jesus Christ:
How often do we (me included) make decisions in our life without consulting our founding document, the Bible? If we’re Christ-followers, we have made a declaration, not of our INDEPENDENCE, but rather our DEPENDENCE on Jesus Christ. And that included following the teaching of Scripture. But most of us have gotten far too comfortable with simply making the next decision (writing our own personal law) without checking to see if it’s consistent with our Constitution, in this case, THE BIBLE! The less we check, the less we feel obligated to check…and the further we get from truly understanding who we are and what we are meant to accomplish.
So… all you Christ-followers out there… why don’t we learn a lesson from this new House of Representatives. We are supposed to “represent” Jesus Christ, are we not? Then let’s check our daily activities and decisions against our founding document. I think we’ll all be more pleased with the results.