Monday, March 24, 2014

an absurdity

There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, as it were an error proceeding from the ruler: folly is set in many high places, and the rich sit in a low place. I have seen slaves on horses, and princes walking on the ground like slaves.

Ecclesiastes 10:5-7

Solomon comments on the absurd realities of human decision-making. Just because a person has power and influence does not mean they also utiize proper wisdom. From his observation, Solomon concludes that rulers often display folly. Politics is then something of a fool's game. It does not always lead to a satisfactory view of humanity, but instead has the opposite effect.

That is why no power or control system devised by humans is worth emulating. No business plan, no denominational structure, no system of government can guarantee wisdom. God is the center of wisdom and only thoughts that start and end with Him can prevent folly from taking over.

Human culture apart from God's truth leads to absurdity. A Christian worldview must center upon this, hold fast to it, and demand its answers from God. Errors proceed from any other rulers.

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