Tag: Yes

Solana Calls For ‘Yes’ Vote on Palestinian State

Chris Perver 90x115by Chris Perver

Javier Solana, the former High Representative for the European Common, Foreign and Security Policy, has called for the European Union to vote ‘Yes‘ to whatever resolution the Palestinian Authority brings before the United Nations General Assembly next week. You may remember it was Javier Solana who originally proposed that if Israel and the Palestinians were unable to conclude a peace agreement within a set time frame, that the matter should be referred to the United Nations. The time-frame was subsequently set for a two year period, by which it was hoped a negotiated settlement could be reached, and a Palestinian state could be established. The two year time-frame was adopted by the EuroMed Parliamentary Assembly, the US Administration and the Palestinian Authority. But the talks broke down following the breaking of the Hamas ceasefire and Operation Cast Lead.

“Yes— But . . .!”

Oswald Chambers 90x115by Oswald Chambers

Lord, I will follow You, but . . . —Luke 9:61

Suppose God tells you to do something that is an enormous test of your common sense, totally going against it. What will you do? Will you hold back? If you get into the habit of doing something physically, you will do it every time you are tested until you break the habit through sheer determination. And the same is true spiritually. Again and again you will come right up to what Jesus wants, but every time you will turn back at the true point of testing, until you are determined to abandon yourself to God in total surrender. Yet we tend to say, “Yes, but— suppose I do obey God in this matter, what about . . . ?” Or we say, “Yes, I will obey God if what He asks of me doesn’t go against my common sense, but don’t ask me to take a step in the dark.”