November 16, 2016
The book of Proverbs might have been written last month. The relevance remains.
Look at this, for example:
Proverbs 12: 3
Man cannot be made secure by wickedness,
but the root of the righteous is immovable.
If a law is passed for the stated intention of providing security for the people, but the law is wicked, no security will result. By the way, if a politician says “It’s for the children”, you have just been exposed to a red flag.
Maybe the underlying intention of the law is to centralize control. Maybe it is to diminish freedom. Maybe it is to steal from one “class” of people to give to another. Maybe it is to increase ownership by the authorities. Maybe it is to cede sovereignty to another nation of power. Such laws are wicked, and the promised security is actually imprisonment.
How about this one:
Even the merciful acts of the wicked are cruel.
Examples: welfare, mandated health care, Planned Parenthood, abortion, euthanization of animals, assisted suicide, progressive taxation. You could think of more. Even if possibly well-intentioned, humanistic schemes usually yield disastrous results.
Why? They assume the wisdom of man and the irrelevance of God.
People should read the book of Proverbs.
Maybe there would be less chaos.