The idea of quid pro quo, or I’ll scratch your back if you scratch mine, is commonplace. Most everyone is nice to those from whom they can benefit. And with the presidential election looming you can’t help but think of all of the favors being given and the payback being received. So, where do you draw the line? Is there any difference between bartering favors and outright bribery?
“A bribe is seen as a charm by the one who gives it; they think success will come at every turn.” – Bible or Not?
In an interesting parable, Jesus actually seems to be encouraging this type of behavior. Or does He? Find out…
This week the 2012 election season officially started with the Iowa Caucuses, and when it comes to winning we see that our politicians have a take no prisoners and say whatever you have to attitude. Win at all costs. This is in stark contrast to today’s quote:
“Let not mercy and truth forsake you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.” – Bible or Not?
Unfortunately, the would-be leaders in our country seem to forsake both mercy and truth in order to get elected. Even more unfortunate is that the voting public buys into it. Let’s pray that God would provide us with leaders that wear mercy and truth around their necks, that have love and integrity written on the tablets of their hearts…
The idea of drowning one’s sorrows in a bottle of booze is common in our culture, but who would actually encourage this behavior? Surely you would never find such advice in the Bible, or would you?
“Let him drink and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.” – Bible or Not?