Mile Post 370

Mile Post 370
Mile Post 370

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

While Bad News Surrounds, the Good News Abounds

If you look around, you will see that there is Plenty of bad news in the world.  As someone who wants to see a bigger picture, I follow many news sources.   In Matthew 12:32 Jesus says:

"From the fig tree, learn its lesson:  as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near."

I look for signs.

Blogs are a great source of news from a personal point of view, that is unfiltered from Mainstream Media Moguls, who have their own narratives that they want to tell.

In order to get the big picture, You have to get past "the blinders" that keep us looking forward.  These blog authors' own stories can tell you much about the world, if you're willing to listen and compile the data that has been presented as a whole.  You have to read or follow quite a few blogs from people of diverse backgrounds, in various geographic locations in order to see the big picture that is all around us.  

The blogs (and vlogs) that I follow need to range from the radical right to the loony left to the kook socialists,and even would be anarchists extending over many geographic areas in order to have an even sampling of everything that's going on in today's world.  I follow the "preppers," the disenfranchised, those resolved to "enjoy the decline," the "singularists," those who've given up on the state of marriage, the romantics, political pundits, the economists, the business leaders, et. al..  By doing this, I hope to get the big picture.

One of the sources I follow is a blog named the The Economic Collapse Blog, http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/stock-markets-all-over-the-world-crash-as-we-begin-2016, that points to the signs that the world economy is imploding all around us.  Some pessimists might ask "Is the world coming to an end?"  It just might be.  In Matthew 24, Jesus gives us a detailed description of what will happen in the end times. Much of the signs seem awfully familiar.  But we don't have to worry about it. 

This morning I read this:  http://themostimportantnews.com/archives/2016-a-year-for-living-with-no-fear  It kind of puts it all in the perspective of Solomon, as he closes the book of Ecclesiastes.  In Chapter 12:11-14 he stay this:

"The words of the wise are like goads, and like nails firmly fixed are the collected sayings; they are given by one Shepherd.  
My son, beware of anything beyond these.  Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
The end of the matter; all has been heard.  Fear GOD and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.  For GOD will bring every deed into judgement, with every secret thing, whether good or evil."


Those of us who follow, understand the end:  GOD Wins!  There is nothing else that we need to worry about. Focus on GOD and follow HIM.  It will be all right in HIS time.

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