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The crime of perjury is a serious one. Truth is the foundation of our entire justice system, and a lie breaks down the entire system rendering it useless making it ripe for anarchy.

In 1998, President Clinton committed the high crime of perjury. There was much rejoicing by his political enemies for his stumble; however, eventually the charges were dismissed and the president did not have to pay the penalty for the crime.

President Bush has stumbled on several occasions causing much joy and anticipation for enemies awaiting his demise. For some reason, these perceived failures never seem to meet the end that his enemies want causing much frustration.

Proverbs 24:17-18 Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth: Lest the LORD see [it], and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.

Could the reason be that justice does not seem to come to those we think deserve it because God sees our joy at their failure and decides to withhold his natural judgement?

What do you think?


April 5, 2007 - Posted by | Daily Devotional


  1. I’m pretty sure that God’s judgements come after we die, not before. Some day George Bush will have to meet his maker, he’s got a lot of blood on his hands to explain, I wouldn’t want to be in his shoes. Until that day it is our duty to do our best to honour Our Saviour, and worry about how God will judge us, not how God will judge our brothers. More on point, no, I don’t see Bush’s ability to avoid human censure for his crimes (so far) to be any sign of God’s favour. BB –Doug

    Comment by unitedcats | April 6, 2007 | Reply

  2. Hi Doug,

    When I ran across this verse I wondered if it may be the case. That as human beings we seem to experience a great deal of joy at the failure and shortcoming of others. And then when Solomon mentioned that the Lord found great displeasure at those emotions, and “turned away his wrath” from the perpetrators because of it.

    I got two things out of this. One, a renewed resolve in my own heart to pray for those who fail, and a question about the last part of that verse. It left me scratching my head.

    It would be a terrible thing to be a president I think.

    Take care,


    Comment by bereans | April 7, 2007 | Reply

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