What is the difference between a really good man and a man who is evil? Well, from God's perspective, the good man has a heart that is open to God, hears what He tells him that is is right and wrong and through the use of his free will decides to opt for the good and his actions are adjudged to be worthy of God's love and grace. As for the opposite kind of man, the one who opts for his selfish personal desires without concern whether they are right or wrong is focused on all the wrong things, substituting his wishes and desires for those that are chosen by God. And I think it is worth pointing these out today since we see so many actions going on in the world around us that represent things that we know are not productive or good in the heavenly perspective. And it leads us as a people and society here in America to things that cause so much harm and acrimony in our lives. And we find that the advent of an almost purely secular lifestyle among so many in our midst results with evil fills the void by putting selfishness, greed and wants not needs at center stage. And many believe we are at the point where turning back is almost no longer in reach.
But every now and then we find a great leader rise to the occasion in his area of expertise. His heart is in tune with God and he knows how to follow His Way. He has had an excellent career, climbing to the pinnacle of success until he realizes there are things going on around him that clearly make no sense. So when he has the drive to find his way into a central position of advising the leader of the free world, he joins the leadership team only soon to find out that he has been set up, loses his position and faces serious charges even though he has done no wrong. Yet, in spite of it all, this good man remains true to his word, his family and his faith and he refuses to wilt under pressure of tyranny and now is a free man, once again able to speak up for himself and defend both his honor and the destiny of the land he so loves, and God smiles on him because of his faith and it gives him peace. That is the way things work in a Christian life for a very good man.
So, now some of you might know if whom I write and others may not, but this good man is Michael T. Flynn, retired Army Lieutenant General and a master of counterintelligence measures and evaluation. General Flynn would have been a great National Security Advisor had the Democrats and their Deep State compadres not been determined to remove him from office for they knew he had knowledge of all the things they were doing. He was unfairly charged, had to plead guilty to a process crime because he knew they were going to go after his son and, as a good father, he acted accordingly. He was financially ruined and even his family was threatened, yet he labored on and, in the end when even a rogue judge refused to accept the prosecutor's withdrawal of charges (something not authorized for a judge), the President gave him a full pardon and he is now free to speak the truth to power and he has already started doing so today.
So, why do I write a blog of faith on such a political issue? I do so because this issue shows one of the best examples of evil I have ever seen in my life and I highlight Michael Flynn as the epitome of the good Christian man discussed in the Bible passage for this morning. He is a devout believer, a good family man and a patriot and I know that God's body armor has been shielding him all the way along, and now at long last, he will finally begin to see the light at the end of his long tunnel and find everlasting peace. God bless you all, God bless Michael Flynn and God bless America which will stand free and true under God once again.