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One might ask why I would do such a thing to myself? Well, the only reason I subject myself to this torture is to get a balanced view (or at least as balanced as possible) for the career field I will be venturing into, which is engineering (that is, once I'm finished school). And to further justify my torturous inquiry I will sight this, (now, I know I'm quoting these words of my Savior out of context but...) didn't our Lord say in Luke 14:28-32;
For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,
Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.
Then again, perhaps that's a good thing. After all, it's best to not hold hope for anything in this world. The world, according to scripture, is perishing. And that's not to say we should sit back and do nothing, for our vocation is a gift from God, a way for God to work His blessings through His creation. But there is only one thing on which man can hope in. It's not in Obama, America, American spirit, or anything of the like, it's in Christ alone. Christ is the only thing that warrants any hope whatsoever. It is in him we shall gain the victory!
I read this article (link posted below), and it reminded me of this scripture from Revelation 20:7-9;
And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
The beloved city is the Church, the true Israel. Although Gog and Magog, and the devil's wicked army may surround us, Christ and His bride shall prevail. However, it does sure feel like the devil is being loosed, doesn't it?
I don't agree with everything in this analysis, but give it read and see if you feel the same way. He makes a compelling argument, or, at least I think so.http://theburningplatform.com/economy/boomers-winter-is-coming-1