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August 29, 2019

A lot of what goes on in politics seems to involve searching for someone to blame. If the economy takes a downturn, some will blame the leader in charge while others will blame the previous administration. In other problem areas such as education, employment, or social issues, both sides will seek to blame the other for the problems themselves or for the failure to fix them. Yes, much of politics is seeking to make the other party or the other candidate a “scapegoat” for the problems in our state or our nation.

“Scapegoat” is a word we use to describe one who is blamed for the problems, wrongs, or faults of others. It is a Bible term taken from the book of Leviticus. The scapegoat pictures and describes all that Jesus did for us. In a previous study, “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”, we considered the central place the cross holds in our Christian faith. We should consider more deeply what it is that happened when Jesus suffered and died on the cross.

This was the topic of this week's Bible study at the West Virginia capitol, "Jesus Died FOR US". We considered the profound truth found in the that simple statement - the substitutionary atonement of Jesus Christ.

Pray that leaders, staff, and lobbyists alike will come to recognize their need for a Savior and for His work on their behalf.

Pray that believers in leadership both in the capitol and around the state will grow to better understand all that Christ has done and so love Him and serve Him more faithfully in their challenging positions.

Pray for our ongoing ministry to the legislators, leaders, staff, and lobbyists serving in the capitol and around the state.

Tim Pauley

Capitol Commission West Virginia