The earth trembles under three things; it cannot bear up under four: a servant when he becomes king, a fool when he is stuffed with food, an unloved woman when she marries, and a serving girl when she ousts her lady. Prov 30:21-23 (HCSB)
Society requires a certain order among the ranks to function with the least amount of confusion, chaos and calamity. When the proper order among the people exists there is peace and prosperity in the land. People are content with those who rule over them and those they conduct business with there is trust. Likewise, our most intimate relationships are mutually satisfying and love abounds. And finally, because justice prevails those who work for us serve faithfully, as well. These relationships are all an integral part of life, and when they all are in properly conducted there is certainly contentment, conformity, and cooperation for the good of all in society.
However, when one or more of these relationships gets out of its proper relationship the contentment can turn into confusion; the conformity into chaos; and, the cooperation into calamity. Of course, it is natural that there may be times when one or two of the relationships may falter, but with time and proper attention, change can bring about the needed correction to bring those relationships into proper alignment. But, when three of these relationships in our circle become out of sorts, we tremble because we cannot handle all the confusion, the chaos, and ultimately calamity that these improper relationships cause in our life. All we can do is wonder how did we let this happen? And, quite often, the result is we find we have allowed all our relationships to fall out of their proper place, and we collapse. What hope would we have under such conditions? How could we survive when all the right relationships have been turned upside down and torn asunder? Such doubt breeds fear, which brings utter hopelessness into our soul.
Only when we allow ourselves to decide major issues in life are such improper relationships allowed to happen. Each decision on its own may seem manageable, but all our choices have consequences. Thus,
· When we allow the inexperienced to rise up and govern over us, no matter our reason, the stability of the government suffers;
·When we ignore the fact that the greed of fools is being satisfied at our expense, our well-being is at risk;
· When lust is valued over love in marriages, our society crumbles because families suffer and our children are direly affected;
·When our social system seeks to turn itself upside down and the servants refuse to serve any longer and everyone seeks to be on the same social level, how can we as a society survive?
Where are we headed today in our society? Are we trembling yet, or are we at risk of collapsing under the strain? Only when we return our values of society and its relationships back to the ways they were designed to be like will we turn back the confusion, chaos, and calamity that seems to knocking on our door. And, only when we as a society seek to find the right relationships found by seeking God’s will, God’s ways, and God’s wisdom according to God’s Word will be as a people make the right decisions needed.
Consider our choices and the consequences and pray for our country to find the right ways again.
This is why I tell you: Don’t worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the sky: they don’t sow or reap or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you worth more than they? Can any of you add a singleÂ cubit to his height by worrying? And why do you worry about clothes? Learn how the wildflowers of the field grow: they don’t labor or spin thread. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was adorned like one of these! If that’s how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and thrown into the furnace tomorrow, won’t He do much more for you – you of little faith? So don’t worry, saying, “What will we eat?” or “What will we drink?” or “What will we wear?”. For the idolaters eagerly seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you. Therefore don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matt 6:25-34 (HCSB)