Written by cycleguy on July 5th, 2020

Ever since sin entered the world in the Garden of Eden, man has tried to do things on his own. Cain thought he could change things by killing his brother Abel.  Nope. The downhill slope we started on when our parents sinned just amped up even more. Over the course of 6000 years or so (give or take a few), we have continued trying to do things our way. Frankly, the “trying it our way” schtick hasn’t gotten any better. In fact, recent events show it has gone from bad to worse. 

Enter Chris Cuomo, the CNN host of Cuomo Prime Time. This past week he said something so asinine that I can hardly believe he said it…but then again I shouldn’t be surprised.  He said instead of trusting God to get us through uncertain times,  we should “look within us” for the answers. He went on to say:

If you believe in one another and if you do the right thing for yourself and your community, things will get better in this country.  And then he added this: {You don’t need help from above, it’s within us}. Emphasis mine.

I can be really snarky but perhaps this question will do the trick:  ‘Hey Chris! How’s that working out for you?”  One commentator said, “Yep. That tactic is working SUPER well right now.” Another said, “How do we know what the right thing is Chris?”  

You see, that latter question is very telling.  How do we know? When he was being interviewed for a documentary for ESPN 30 to 30, disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong was asked if he was going to tell the truth during this interview. His response is typical of many: ‘Yeah, I’ll tell the truth. MY TRUTH.” Say what? Since when is my truth different from THE truth?  The last I read my truth is to conform to HIS truth. Anything less is falsehood. With Lance we were going to get his version of the truth. Typical of our world and now you know why that last comment was so probing.

Folks, things are not going to get better by our own efforts. Try as we may. Protest all you want (as if those have been peaceful). Woodstock was seen as a harbinger of the “summer of love.” Less than 4 months later two festivals- Altamont and Isle of Wright- were unmitigated disasters. Sort of like Seattle. Sort of like any other man-made effort for peace.

Mark it down: PEACE WILL NEVER COME TO THIS WORLD UNTIL JESUS RETURNS.  No matter what Chris Cuomo or any of his ilk say. “Even so, come Lord Jesus.”



6 Comments so far ↓

  1. There is no peace when everyone does what is right in their own eyes, which is exactly what is going on now. I am so thankful for God;s peace. One thing I am learning is He wants me to have peace even in the cabinets I pick out for my little cabin. There is so many choices, but few I like and money plays a big part in choices. So with God’s wisdom of living within our means, I have been able to chose and have peace. Amazing how trusting Him for even simple things brings peace. good post brother.

    • cycleguy says:

      We learned that lesson from the book of Judges Betty. “Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” Recipe for disaster.

  2. Cuomo is one of the many reasons I never watch CNN, Bill. I’ve seen lots of clips of his nonsense, however, over at Fox where, as you can imagine, they beg to differ.
    And we can never, ever hope to make things right on our own. We are all in need of God’s help and guidance. We should humble ourselves in complete dependence upon Him.

    • cycleguy says:

      I’m with you Martha. I don’t watch it either. I am trying hard to avoid all that nonsense. But I certainly agree with you on the idea of humility.

  3. Lisa notes says:

    I’m grateful that we have God to look to for guidance and strength. I like a lot of things that Chris Cuomo stands for, but I agree with you that he was off on that one. We can look within us for the answers if it’s to check with the Spirit who Jesus promised would indwell us, but other than that, it’s kind of iffy inside there. 😉

    • cycleguy says:

      I like your comment Lisa “Its kind of iffy inside.” That made me chuckle. It would be very good for that not to be what I go by. I know of nothing else he says since I don’t listen to him or CNN.