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Bob Dylan and Donald Trump

I’m writing this on the day when Donald Trump won the race to be the next president of the United States of America. It’s been called the biggest political upset in American history.

Back in 1964 Bob Dylan wrote the song , “The times they are a-changing.” They certainly are! Recently Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He declined the prize and refused to acknowledge its existence. The Swedish Academy who award this prize , appear to be losing their patience, one member of the academy has called Bob Dylan’s behaviour, “impolite and arrogant.”

I don’t know why Dylan has refused to acknowledge the prize. I do know, however, that his example does me good. We like to be noticed and appreciated. This isn’t wrong, God made us in such a way that we need encouragement. The problem comes when we begin to live for the approval of people rather than the approval of God. (Matthew 6:1)

Whose approval do we crave? It’s easy to get this wrong. Human approval is nice, but what really counts is God’s approval.

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