We have to accept that one plus one equals two – and the rain falls down. We cannot change either one.
But, we will say, with complete assurance – we are God’s people – and no one can take that away from us.
Between these two extremes lie many things we can do – and things we cannot do. Most of them being things we cannot do.
For example – once a person, or a group – makes up their minds about something. Changing their minds is difficult – if not impossible. And it’s amazing how many situations are like this.
I am listening to a description of the American Civil war- that was about slavery. The slave-owners would not give up their slaves – no matter what! The lengths they went through to justify this were amazing. But, in the end – amounted to one thing – they would die before they would give them up – and many of them did!
That was a few years ago – but Americans still believe they are special people – not God’s people perhaps – but something close to it.
They will not die to defend this belief – but plenty of other people will.