Church of Palinology:
…the face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to blot out their name from the earth.
Last fall on a peaceful Sunday afternoon, Bristol was returning home with Tripp when she sensed something was wrong. Someone was waiting for her on her front steps.
The stranger said he’d been waiting; he told Bristol he wanted her time.
She knew immediately this was a stalker who’d sent thousands of bizarre, threatening messages to her through Facebook and other means. Even after she’d blocked him, he’d assume different identities, delusionally insisting he worked for me and had a relationship with Willow, and he ramped up his dangerous harassment of Bristol. When she realized this guy had come all the way from Florida to Alaska for some kind of encounter, she grabbed Tripp and ran for help. We’d been through this before. This particular stalker ended up in jail, and there are others in or out of jail today who’ve stalked our family. They’re messed up men used by the enemy to commit acts of evil.
One may nonchalantly take the above Scripture figuratively until something bad happens. Then you understand how God preserves your life. We’ve had many disturbing, even dangerous moments since my family was thrust into the spotlight in 2008. This past year was particularly trying. For us it’s been imperative that we remember God is greater than the enemy of our soul. He’s more powerful, and His omnipotence holds our destinies. I cannot fathom how it would be not to have this promise to cling to. I pray for everyone reading this devotional that whatever threats they might face, their faith will pull them through.
Starting a little further back at Psalm 34:11. King James version of course, this reads:
11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord. 12 What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good? 13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile. 14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. 15 The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry. 16 The face of the Lord is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
Essentially this is a psalm bragging on God's power to destroy evil, and to remind the faithful not to stray.
I am especially taken with this section:
Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile. Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
Both Sarah and Bristol have written books attacking those they disagree with, in fact Palin made a whole career out of it for years.
I should also mention that this story that Palin says happened "last fall" actually happened almost three years ago.
So right there she is lying.
It should also be pointed out that God did NOT "blot out" this stalker's "name from the earth."
Instead Bristol took the secular path of relying on the local police for protection, and the courts to keep her that way.
So one has to wonder if Bristol somehow failed to demonstrate the adequate amount of religious devotion in order to earn God's protection, and rather than "blot out" this man's name he instead allowed him to make it all the way to Alaska where he terrified Bristol and forced her to rely on more modern methods to keep her safe?
In other words Palin's story essentially illustrates exactly why one should not place all of their faith in God, and should instead take responsibility for their own welfare and the welfare of their loved ones.
Sarah Palin makes a truly pathetic online preacher.
Yet another failure to add to her ever growing list of failures.