The Daily Paine

The short, scientific answer for the name of the disease is political correctness.  Once you’re in its grip, you become weak, listless, sycophantic, ever more susceptible to manipulation.”
–John Vermillion

“Simplicity is a virtue, simplemindedness is a vice….”
–John Vermillion

You know I don’t have a problem with protest, as long as it is legal and proper.  But from Friday through Saturday we saw some stupidity in action.  Did you notice that most of the punks that were protesting wore masks?  They were not there to protest an election, or to protest the new President.  They were there only to cause chaos and destruction. 
They had no political protest.  They had only an agenda with their simple minds to cause destruction.  It did nothing in regard to the inauguration.  Makes me wonder who is behind their manipulation for surely they are.
Then we have those with the pink hats.  Have you noticed that they are “prochoice” but they get very upset with those who make choices the opposite of theirs?  Someone wrote that if their mother had made the choice they are crying for then they wouldn’t be around to protest.
It just makes a person want to slap them silly, but I’ve found out it wouldn’t do much good.  It is very hard to slap simplemindedness and foolishness out of a person. 
Week 4–Scripture for meditation:
“Therefore we do not become discouraged (utterly spiritless, exhausted, and wearied out through fear). Though our outer man is [progressively] decaying and wasting away, yet our inner self is being [progressively] renewed day after day.”
–2 Corinthians 4:16 (AMPC)

Look at that first sentence.  Do you find yourself that way?  That’s not a real problem.  That is part of the aging process.  However, if that is happening to the inner man there is a dire problem and danger is lurking ready to destroy.  The inner person should be renewed every day.
One of the problems is that we often do not start the day with the Lord or with His Word.  Maybe we feed on the wrong things.  What do you eat for your spiritual meals–breakfast, lunch, dinner, and evening snack?
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This is a thirty day devotional that depicts struggles in the wilderness.  All believers will find themselves in the wilderness.  They may wake some morning and find themselves there, or they through circumstances find themselves there, or they may even be taken there by the Holy Spirit.  When in the wilderness God expects us to learn the lessons He has for us.