Monday, January 11, 2016

If it's on Facebook it must be true?? - Palm 146

If it's on Facebook it must be true??
I saw another one of those pictures positing some interesting "FACT."
It claimed that if the Powerball monies of 1.3 billion were divided among the 300 million Americans that we would each receive some phenomenal amount of money each.
Do the math: $1,300,000,000 / 300,000,000 = $4.3 (four dollars). When you consider how much comes off the top for taxes you are left with a small fraction of even this. I think I heard something about a lump sum check of 880,000,000 which divided similarly is $2.93 (almost three dollars) before taxes.
Just putting something into print and getting people to regurgitate or re-post it does not make it true.
Where is your help and your hope?
Psalm 146 (NASB95)
1 Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD, O my soul!
2 I will praise the LORD while I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.
3 Do not trust in princes, in mortal man, in whom there is no salvation.
4 His spirit departs, he returns to the earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.
5 How blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God,
6 Who made heaven and earth, the sea and all that is in them; Who keeps faith forever;
7 Who executes justice for the oppressed; Who gives food to the hungry.
The LORD sets the prisoners free.
8 The LORD opens the eyes of the blind; the LORD raises up those who are bowed down; the LORD loves the righteous;
9 The LORD protects the strangers; He supports the fatherless and the widow, but He thwarts the way of the wicked.
10 The LORD will reign forever, Your God, O Zion, to all generations.
Praise the LORD!

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