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Devotional - Tuesday, January 31, 2017 31/334

Today's Scripture: "But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind and received his sight, until they called the parents of him who had received his sight." Jn 9:18

5677. The probability to fail increases the longer you don't. JG


See it.

Vetting zoo

Live it.

To vet someone means to check their background to determine if they are a viable candidate for consideration. When used in political circles, it means to uncover anything that even hints of weakness or indiscretion in someone supported by the opposing party. I prefer the term "digging up dirt" to vetting when it comes to politics. When a shift from the left to the right occurs in U.S. government like the recent election, things can quickly turn into a mud slinging contest. The losing party has promised to protest, frustrate, bend facts and delay every proposed cabinet choice by the other party in the days ahead.

It was recently suggested that I would be good for an honorable Bible-based society. It's not the first time I heard that. Many years ago I was briefly considered for that society and was disappointed to be disqualified because of my past personal failures in business and marriage. My rejection didn't end there. Because a certain seminary and other churches thought I would not make a good servant (pastor, deacon) I stayed away from traditional religious organizations that required secular vetting. I smiled and thanked my friend for his good thoughts, but I spend my life doing what those organizations promote and have disqualified them.

Pray it.

Thank you, God, that you're looking for obedient people to serve and not place-markers.


Keywords: Testimony; Qualify; Discredit

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