Psalm 44:17 All this is come upon us; yet have we not forgotten thee, neither have we dealt falsely in thy covenant.
When you experience turmoil and stress in your life, you may sometimes feel “All this has come upon me” and wonder why things happen the way they do. It may be that only God knows the reason why, but there are many things the Bible says that will shed light on this issue.
It is not wrong to have such questions. God understands our innermost feelings. He really does care. Even Bible characters have asked pointed questions. I have keyed these to Judges 6:13, where Gideon initially had such questions. Naomi asked such questions, and I have keyed many cross references to Ruth 1:13 and Ruth 1:20 in The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge and in The Ultimate Cross Reference Treasury. These passages and their cross references make for a good practical application Bible study that should be instructive and encouraging to everyone.
It could happen that in our own day we might find ourselves saying “all this is come upon us” both nationally and internationally. There are principles taught in the Bible that we as individuals and nations should follow. If we violate those principles expect to reap what we sow (Galatians 6:7, 8).
Currently in the news we might have a case of someone writing and speaking lies to defame an innocent person with the intent to prevent them from being approved for a position on the United States Supreme Court. The person making the accusations has brought up an alleged incident that took place 36 years ago. The person does not remember almost any details of exactly when or where the event took place. The person does not remember how she got there or how she got home. The person was 15 years old at the time it happened but she did not report it to anyone else at that time. No police report was filed. As a teacher myself, I would question why no report was made to the school counselor. The then 15-year-old student is now a college professor who teaches psychology. Her political background has been that of a strong supporter of the Democratic Party. She wrote a letter to Senator Diane Feinstein back last July. Senator Feinstein did not release the letter until a couple of days ago, and the accusation it contained has created quite a firestorm in the current news cycle.
This kind of unsupported accusation against a candidate for office or position has been used all too frequently, and almost always by Democrats against Republicans, or as in this case, against an appointee to the Supreme Court made by our Republican President. I am convinced that the timing of the release of this accusation in and of itself marks it as a false accusation. It fits a pattern. This repeated ploy by the Democrats, in my opinion, ought to be resisted by all American voters of whatever political party because it is morally wrong. In my estimation, everyone should refuse to vote for any Democrats this November to teach everyone that such blatant falsehoods backed by a complicit national media that refuses to tell the truth but instead broadcasts propaganda at every turn will not be tolerated.
I watched a clip of Senator Feinstein herself state that she was not entirely sure about the truthfulness of the letter she received. I understand that Senator Feinstein had a face-to-face meeting with the Supreme Court candidate and that she did not bring up the written accusation she had received against him. I also understand that the same college professor wrote a similar letter against the first Supreme Court appointment by President Trump, but the letter was never acted upon. If true, that surely casts doubt upon the truthfulness of the accuser.
As a former English teacher, I am appalled at the apparent lack of ability of many consumers of the American news media to detect or sense propaganda when they see, read, or hear it. The moment I heard of the psychology professor’s accusations against the current Supreme Court nominee, I sensed this was blatant falsehood, because of the timing of the revelation. The letter writer has a political agenda.
As a Bible-believing Christian, I believe every Christian must stand up for the truth and express their faith at the ballot box. We need to be truthful ourselves, and never try to use a lie to further any agenda we might have. We are not to forget God, and we are never to deal falsely in any matter.