Modern Slavery? Borrower is Slave to the Lender – Prov. 22:7

A small, but vocal and well signed, pro-ball field citizens accused me of “cynicism” over my warnings about economic uncertainty. Not believing me, I encourage them to explain to the CBO how things are just fine and the CBO shouldn’t be so cynical. [CBO: non-partisan Congressional Budget Office]

CBO says US likely to fall off ‘fiscal cliff’ if Bush-era tax cuts allowed to expire

Folks, defeat of the bond election was never about my “cynicism”. It was never about me. It was the “bond election” in and of itself that defeated the bond election. Rockwall voters are intelligent and generally well-educated. Given good information, they make good choices.

My ballot was just one vote. It was a large number of well-informed voters who defeated over half the bond propositions.

What is economic reality? Are things getting better? Will we avoid falling into a deeper recession? God knows everything – from beginning to end. We, however, were given brains and wisdom in order to make wise choices.

The Word of God, the Bible, is my source of authority and wisdom. From it I present what it says about our times.

Proverbs 22:3 (NIV)

The prudent see danger and take refuge,
but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.

Proverbs 27:12 (NIV)

The prudent see danger and take refuge,
but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.

Ecclesiastes 2:14 (NIV)

The wise have eyes in their heads,
while the fool walks in the darkness;
but I came to realize
that the same fate overtakes them both.

WordReference.com defines “wisdom”: the body of knowledge and experience that develops within a specified society or period.

For the last few years I have observed goings on in Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy and the other E.U. member nations. As early as two years ago a vision of falling dominoes began to regularly cross my mind.

And so I ask, what is the world’s largest economy? Did you pick the U.S. or China or India? It’s none of these. The European Union is the largest economy in the world and it’s facing imminent collapse.

That falling domino vision that stays with me. The first domino to fall is Greece, then Spain, then – Oh, well. No one wants to hear about “the big one”, that really big domino. Naming it would stir up against me further charges of “cynicism”.

Well, call it cynicism if you wish. As for me and my family, we’re going to go forward, sidestepping danger and staying out of  darkness.  We see danger ahead and we’re making provision to not be victims.

What will you do? Perhaps you’ll continue blindly following Obama’s “hope and change” . How will you use your mind, wisdom, to prepare for certain change?

Evidently, a majority of Rockwall voters share my sense of things, with respect to economic uncertainty.

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