Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. And in all your
getting, get understanding. – Proverbs 4:7
In the post “What’s the Cure”, explained was how the
incentives were upside down during Hosea’s time in Israel. Isn’t it amazing
that the incentives seem to be upside down in societies throughout our world
today! One thought brought out in the post was that governments throughout the
world go into debt for rewarding the wrong behavior.
There is an incentive for
governments to make people dependent on them rather than God. Even the United
States seems to no longer put an emphasis on being “One Nation Under God”.
Instead of being wise, being efficient, and productive as individuals, the aim
is to promote discontent and chaos. Perhaps the reason is that society is in
disarray and laws are not enforced.
When laws are not enforced,
there is no accountability in society and a lack of morality is pushed
throughout the culture. The worse off the people become, the more government
solutions are pushed. Then to support government solutions, people are taxed to
support the dependence. This only makes the harmful government institutions
grow even larger and more tyrannical.
Over time, governments grow but
go into more and more debt. Then governments tax more and this limits what
people can create on their own; limiting their gifts to churches and
non-profits. The vicious cycle continues from generation to generation.
Unfortunately, people then have fewer opportunities to get out of the
second-rate living conditions they have been forced into by the government.
The only cure is through
accepting God’s grace. The Great Physician diagnosed adultery, stealing, and
murder; the prognosis was emptiness, failure, and disappointment. But by
accepting God’s grace, there is a cure and His people can also acquire the positive
lessons of life through the study of His Word!
God’s way leads to wisdom and
understanding. As in this video, God knows how we should live and His Word
provides the instruction: He Knows –