As this election season kicks into high gear, the television and radio programs are inundated with sound bites and snippets from debates between the candidates. Regardless of political leanings and party affiliation, one sad fact always seems to stand out. Candidates rarely directly answer the question that is posed to them. Instead, they launch into a diatribe expounding their political agenda. This is fine except I just want them to answer the question!
When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.
Proverbs 10:19 (ESV)
The Bible reminds us that when someone talks over and around a question, they may be hiding the truth. Certainly not all candidates for public office are guilty of this, but the overwhelming evidence proves God right...again!
Answer the question. This is good advice for everyone, including politicians!
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.