Jesus had a friend named Simon. Jesus loved Simon. Jesus loved Simon in exactly the same manner as He loves all people, and just as fervently too. What Simon obviously misunderstood was that he was a sinner, but that Jesus was not. Deep down inside Simon lurked a thought that perhaps there was in himself potential for righteousness. Therefore, Simon seriously erred. Simon did not know how sinful he was. Simon did not know that only God is righteous. Simon had a faulty concept about how holy his guest was and how much he needed Him too!
Edwin R Eby
What does God communicate though the Bible? Two major themes woven intrinsically throughout the Bible give a plausible answer.
One can hardly think that one little gray fox (red, yellow, and stripped ones too), could hold such incredible potential for righteousness and at the same moment such violent dreadful vice. What was less than twenty short years past an awkward, expensive, communication tool within means of only the elite is now reasonably attainable to both peasant and pope. Its size has diminished to credit card dimensions while capability potentials have exploded into exponential proportions that is the cellular phone.
An already successful business owner in his mid sixties informed his sales people one morning that he had just discovered a business principle, that no doubt would have been the catalyst to greater financial returns had he discovered it much earlier in life. He explained that customers declining a purchase and asked why seldom give the true reason first.
Merriam-Webster Colligate Dictionary defines politics as the following:1 a: the art or science of government. b: the art or science concerned with guiding or influencing government policy. c: the art or science concerned with winning or holding control over government. 2 a:political action, practices, or policies.3 a: political affairs or business especially: competition between competing interest groups or individuals for power and leadership. b: political life especially as principal activity or profession.