The Great Society Seduction
Effective change is most successful if taken in degrees. We need to keep our eyes on Jesus!
21 With persuasive words she led him astray; she seduced him with her smooth talk. Pr 7:21
The difference throughout history between societies is their view on human life. The Jewish God, YAHWEH, places all mankind on equal footing. He even charges His other creations to take care of those that are in a weaker position, which includes physical abilities, mental capabilities, and even daily needs. But, when a nation tries to governize charity, things go south.
After WWI, Socialism (the governance of charity) took off in Germany, and it wasn’t long before another group took the reigns: Hitler and his group of Communists. They believed in socialism, but thought that the masses couldn’t take care of themselves and needed a strong leadership. We know where THAT led: WWII!
In our own lives, we need to live according to God’s design and not listen so much to just logic. The Adulteress persuaded the young man through a very well-presented argument by bringing all her womanly arsenal to bear. Our enemy, the devil, does that to us all the time.
What should we do?
Concerning government, we should learn from history and not repeat it. We should pray and vote. Any more of our involvement is up to how the LORD leads individuals.
4 Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law resist them. Pr 28:4
Concerning our individual lives, we must seek the Lord’s face and ask for His direction constantly and consistently. In a body, each cell or cell group has a unique job; we in the body of Christ each have a unique job according to His Plan. Let’s get in on His Plan today!