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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Discordant Chords of Opportunity

Vuyile Voyiya
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.
(Psalm 19:14 NKJV)

I will rise up against them,”
declares the Lord Almighty.”
I will cut off from Babylon her name
and survivors....” (Isaiah 14:23 NIV)

What does it mean to you that God has absolute power over all who would try to exercise or usurp power? How does that challenge you? How does it encourage and strengthen you? (Serendipity Bible 10th Anniversary Edition, page 979).

It is my view that God has devised the world so that fundamental laws ensue. Most all of them have to do with limitations of one sort or another. That is, the seven deadly sins, for example, by inversion map out well the laws as they pertain to human nature. [The seven deadly sins are wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony.] If these laws are violated, human behavior is not optimum and will eventually lead to disaster first on a personal level and then by contagion of a societal level. In short, ethics (abiding by the laws of God) are central to the survival of individuals and nations. The key failing is always and forever the rebellion of the human will from accepting limitations set in place by God [or if not by God, then by elemental personal and organizational laws which apply with the absolute power of physics itself]. The human will, contrary to all this, lusts for limitless freedom and exploitation. A fundamental perversion that afflicts my country of America is the stamping of “unlimited” on the pursuit of success and wealth. We are the “land of opportunity” which means too often through ghastly perversion the unlimited pursuit of “whatever and to what extent we damn well please.” Thus, at the very core of my country's great promise for disciplined competence and insight lies the canker of ideological excess and blindness. Unless we come to terms with these inherent limitations (even if it seems un-American or not totally capitalistic), our promise is certainly doomed by willful rebellion against regnant law.

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