- Isaiah 5: 13 says, Therefore my people go into exile because they lack understanding
- Isaiah 56: 11 tells us there are “shepherds who lack understanding”
- Is 27:11 tells us “these people lack understanding, therefore the one who made them has no compassion on them;”
- Hosea 4:6 says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.” Hosea 4:6 tells us there are going to be generational problems if we allow ourselves to be deceived into rejecting God’s knowledge.
- 2 Cor 10:12 tells us “But when they measure themselves by one another and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding.” This means using what is called “secular reasoning” that compares only one human philosophy to another and omitting God’s word from the equation – leaves us without understanding.
During the past couple of days, we discussed how Capitalism is expressed through The Matt. 25:14-23 – Parable of the Talents, where we see that the two profitable servants engaged in activities of “trading” and “making” to earn the additional talents they are commended for achieving. The terms “traded and made” are Capitalist terms. Socialist-Communist terms are “get and give” – meaning people get what the government gives – and they have no opportunity to trade and make more.
As a church have we failed to reinforce how The Parable of the Talents is a bedrock of the Capitalist-Christian society we enjoy? Has our lack of understanding failed to address the evil root of the anti-profit, and pro non-profit messages that are being drummed into our society 24-7 from government and educational propaganda machines, that are inhibiting our current generations from seeing God’s will for our lives?
During this National Day of Prayer, perhaps our repentance should include that we have failed to stand on God’s word, and connect the dots between what Christ’s Parable of The Talents communicates and how the opposite is being promoted in Keynesian economic and Socialist-Communist political theories, which we have done little or nothing to address, which is leaving this and future generations unable to apply God’s truth to such matters?
Should not our National Day of Prayer include repentance over how we indeed have failed per Colossians 2:8, and have let the world, we say we love, be “captured with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world.” (NLT) By exercising “understanding” and applying God’s word accurately, we participate in God’s 2 Chron 7:14 “If – Then” proposition that will heal our land and lift us up in God’s liberty.