Scandals on Capitol Hill. Decisions that endanger religious freedoms. Legislation against the value of life and the sanctity of marriage.READ MORE
President Donald Trump is staying at the White House today and has meetings with his cabinet in the morning. Together they are expected to weigh the possibility of merging the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Labor in order to cut federal overhead costs and consolidate government departments. Such a move would require congressional approval; therefore they are planning to carefully consider all of the options.
As part of a working lunch, President Trump will meet with State Governors to discuss immigration and the coordinated effort needed between state and federal agencies to address the tasks at hand.Additionally, later today, the House of Representatives is looking to bring major immigration reform legislation to the House floor for a vote. When President Trump signed an executive order to stop family separations at the border, he said, “It’s a problem that’s gone on for many years, too many administrations.” He also added that Congress would need to pass legislation quickly to permanently address the immigration issue.
Scandals on Capitol Hill. Decisions that endanger religious freedoms. Legislation against the value of life and the sanctity of marriage.
A June 2018 Gallup poll reports 49 percent of Americans say the state of moral values in the U.S. is “poor” – the highest percentage in Gallup’s history. Meanwhile 37 percent say moral values are “only fair”, and 14 percent say they are “excellent” or “good.” An American Bible Society survey in 2017 said that the majority of Americans agree that the Bible is a source of hope and force for good even as the world seems to get worse.
While the Bible remains a highly-valued influence in America, there is a significant disconnect in belief versus behavior.
Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” The Bible shines penetrating light into the deepest part of a person to reveal wickedness. However, God’s Word provides the ultimate hope, peace and joy through the powerful plan of salvation through Jesus Christ.
Ask God to reveal His love and truth to you in His Word every day. Pray also that Americans would pursue the Bible as the road map for their lives.