Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law. -- Proverbs 29:18
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Another way to put it is when people stop attending to instruction in God’s truth they begin to reject all the restraints of society and tradition. I wonder where something like that might be happening. Older translations often say “where there is no vision the people perish”. Throwing off moral restraint results in death, both individually and societally. This is not coming to America. It has arrived.
Rather than repenting and turning back to God when we have been faced with the consequences of our decadence and decline, we have, as people like to say these days, “doubled-down”. The culture applauds that which flaunts morality and tradition while ridiculing and attacking the righteous. The accepted leaders in politics and the media are almost without exception morally twisted people.
I know I keep harping on this theme, but the answer lies in the last line of this proverb. It is up to us individually, in our local churches, among our friends and families, to hear the truth, speak the truth, and live according to the truth. It won’t be as easy as it used to be. If we are willing to do that, though, we will be all right. Being all right may mean taking the express to heaven, but that’s OK, too.
It does not matter what the majority says, what the popular say, what the rulers or the enforcers say. What matters is what God says, because the Truth is the stumbling block upon which illusions will fall and shatter. God will get us through if we stick with Him.