One Official Watches Over Another Official, and There Are Higher Officials Over Them

July 31, 2013 at 10:19 AM 2 comments

She's being honored for "defending our nation" even though she let Americans die by doing nothing.

She’s being honored for “defending our nation” even though she let Americans die by doing nothing.

Solomon teaches us about corruption. Specifically, in Ecclesiastes 5:8, he states the following:

“If you see oppression of the poor and denial of justice and righteousness in the province, do not be shocked at the sight; for one official watches over another official, and there are higher officials over them.”

Those are some interesting words. We should not be shocked when we see corruption in government, when the poor are oppressed and justice is denied. We need only turn our attention to the government to see if and where it is corrupt and go from there. If it is corrupt, then the poor will be denied and those who seek justice won’t find it.

If that was happening during Solomon’s day, who lived long before the time of Jesus, how much more is it happening in our day? In fact, there seems to be plenty of evidence that governments – and not just the federal government of the United States – all have some measure of corruption associated with them.

In the verses following the above quote, Solomon speaks frankly about money and riches. The person who chases after money in order to become wealthy will never be satisfied (v. 10). That makes sense, doesn’t it? If a person’s goal is to become rich, how do they determine when they’ve become rich enough? In essence, they will likely never be satisfied and continue to want more and more money.

Those people who chase after wealth for the power it supplies are of a different order. It is not money they are after, but power. Money is merely the tool for them to use to gain and wield power. These people are also often not satisfied, but it is not because they are never rich enough. It’s because they are never powerful enough.

In verse 13, Solomon notes, “There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun: riches being hoarded by their owner to his hurt.” The meaning of this should be obvious. People who chase after and hoard their wealth, while living as if they are poor are not only hurting themselves, but also their loved ones. To these people, money is everything, but they never arrive to a point of being able to trust that what they have will carry them through. They always worry about whether or not they have enough, or how to get more. This type of person is so myopic that they are going through life with huge blinders on that keep them from seeing the true meaning of life.

Solomon basically says in the verses following 13 that we cannot take anything with us when we die, so what is the good of all the hoarding? Money should be used wisely, not stored. When that person dies, nothing they’ve earned or hoarded in this life goes with them. Instead of using money as a tool for comfort for themselves, their family, and others in need, they simply took it and essentially stored it in the ground.

This is exactly what the third man in the parable of the talents did (cf. Matthew 25:24-25). He took it and literally buried it in the ground thinking it was safe. But safe for what? He didn’t even have enough brains to place the money in the bank where it could at least earn a bit of interest. He was afraid of losing it so he hid it and did nothing with it. He loved money so much that he could not bear to take a chance on losing any of it, even if that meant not seeing it grow or be beneficially used.

Solomon tells us that people who treat money in such a way really don’t amount to anything. They are so focused on the money that they lose sight of what it can be used for and how it can make people’s lives better. It’s a tool to be used, not a valuable to be hidden.

In our society today, I see many people who are doing as much as they can to gain as much wealth as possible. Many of these individuals are on the left. They talk a good talk about “sharing the wealth” and meeting the needs of the oppressed. However, they are concerned about themselves and they are building their little kingdoms off the backs of hard-working individuals throughout the world. They wish to live in splendor and ease while the rest of the world slaves away.

I’m amazed at how many people are multimillionaires, yet condemn those who don’t want to pay anymore taxes because they are hard-pressed as it is now. Michael Moore has a net worth of $50 million, yet he deliberately dresses like a slob, I’m assuming so that people will not consider how wealthy he is in real life. Others do that as well.

The corruption in the world and especially governments is becoming painfully obvious. It is as if they are not even trying to hide it anymore.

I read recently that Hillary Clinton is going to be “honored” with a patriot award for “defending our nation.” This is all smoke and mirrors. They are setting her up for her 2016 presidential run. They did the same thing with Obama when he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. I still have no idea why even though the press told us why. Like Obama, Clinton is receiving this award because it looks good on her resume. It doesn’t matter that most of us laugh at the sheer nonsense behind it. She was Secretary of State when four Americans died in Benghazi and her only response to it was “what difference does it make now?” It makes a lot of difference, but apparently not to her.

Our government, like many governments, has become a laughing-stock. There is no way it can continue to survive because it will eventually cave in under the weight of its own corruption. This has happened repeatedly throughout history and America will be no exception.

Solomon was right. One government official looks out for the other and higher officials look out for all of them. It’s a game and a good old boy system. They protect their own to the exclusion of the average person.

It appears to be human nature. Fallen human nature.

Entry filed under: Agenda 21, Political Correctness, Politically Correct, Politics, Religious - Christian - Theology, Shadow Government.

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2 Comments

  • 1. Sherry  |  July 31, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Fallen human nature…which is why the words of the Holy Bible are never out of date. Sin makes the wisdom of God a timeless truth.

    • 2. modres  |  July 31, 2013 at 11:33 AM

      Amazing, isn’t it? Absolutely amazing.

      There is nothing new under the sun has more truth in it than anything we hear from most areas of society.


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