Common sense says I need to balance my checkbook.
Washington sense says, write checks until you have no more checks to write then order more checks. Forget all that stuff about balance. If we run out of money, we just print more money.
Does that really make sense?
It would be great if I could do that with my home budget. If I do not have enough money one month all I need to do is go down into the basement and print a bunch of money to make up the difference.
Not only is common sense eliminated from the financial aspects of our country, but health issues are also thrown to the curb.
Common sense would tell me I need to eat properly.
Washington sense says, eat what I tell you to eat. I have seen some of the stuff that they, the government, wants us to eat. The government wants to come into our school cafeterias and force-feed our children a proper diet.
In most of these schools, I cannot speak for all of them, the children have the common sense to throw it away. Common sense says if it does not look good or taste good it probably ain’t good for you. (Pardon my French.)
The Bible has a lot to say about this. My favorite verse of Scripture is, “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin” (James 4:17).
I need to make common sense the standard of my day-to-day living based upon the common teaching of the Word of God.
Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or website www.jamessnyderministries.com.