Upside Down Distorted Reality
There is an evil I have seen under the sun, an error proceeding from the presence of the ruler: The fool is appointed to great heights, but the rich remain in lowly positions. I have seen slaves on horses, but princes walking on the ground like slaves. The one who digs a pit may fall into it, and the one who breaks through a wall may be bitten by a snake. The one who quarries stones may be hurt by them; the one who splits trees may be endangered by them. If the axe is dull, and one does not sharpen its edge, then one must exert more strength; however, the advantage of wisdom is that it brings success. If the snake bites before it is charmed, then there is no advantage for the charmer. Eccl 10:5-11 (HCSB)
Upside down reality reveals we are facing evil’s spin aimed to confuse and misdirect our understanding of the truth. Consider how so many people have been blinded by false narratives for the sake of change, so that fools have found their way into leadership positions and they have appointed more fools as replacements for more qualified civil servants. Once the government is secured by fools in positions of power it seeks to turn society upside down to suit their upside down reality where the poor and disadvantaged dominate the rich and successful people. Wealth is redistributed like Robin Hood – take from the rich and give to the poor – to win the hearts of the huddled masses. The days of evil are in place because social order has been turned on its head by fools who do not understand the consequences of their folly.
God has orchestrated an order for society, and whenever man attempts to usurp the natural order of things, chaos, division and dissent follow. However, God does not lose control on his natural order intended for the good of the people. When fools pursue their upside down folly, they soon discover that their schemes are but snares that entrap themselves. They are exposed as the thief taking what is not his to take and becomes the victim in the end.
Whenever anyone attempts to perform skilled work without attainting the proper skills and experience the risk for harm to themselves and others is escalated exponentially. Experience and maturity enables a person to develop as a respected and capable craftsman. If this is true, what about the more challenging leadership roles in our government. Failures and mistakes at this level impact a whole nation of people.
When looking to choose people for high offices we should make sure they are adequately experienced and qualified to perform their duties for the common good of the public, not for selfish gain or for vanity’s sake. Who would hand over a sharpened axe to an inexperienced, immature child to chop wood?
We need to realize the wisdom to choose the right people is a gift from God. Our leaders need to be humble men of God seeking God’s will, ways and wisdom. A Godly Nation thrives whenever the leadership and the people are on the same page.
As a final thought, God works his will through “the people” who hold all chosen leaders accountable and responsible. When government fails to serve the people, change occurs! What the fools have turned upside down, God through the people makes right in due time. Let us all consider God’s will, ways and wisdom before we demand change, because equally as threatening as poor leadership, demanding change for the sake of change a part from God’s will is dangerous too.
Words of Wisdom #250-34EC