Without God, People Perish

Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. (Proverbs 29:18)

NIV  -   Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; but blessed is he who keeps the law. (The people are not restrained when God’s Word is not revealed.) 

NLT  -  When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild. But whoever obeys the law is happy. (Folks will run wild when they do not accept the guidance of the Holy Spirit.  Man will do what is right in his own eyes.) 

TLB  -  Where there is ignorance of God, crime runs wild; but what a wonderful thing it is for a nation to know and keep his laws.

Ignorance of God will destroy a nation.  Refusal to accept God’s guidance will create a people who are unrestrained and subject to do anything and accept anything.  Crime will be evident.  Men will be unrestrained as they sleep with other men.  Women will be unrestrained as they sleep with other women and call it a different lifestyle.  Mothers will be unrestrained as they kill their own children.  Fathers will be unrestrained as they ignore their own children and go after the world’s goods.  Unrestrained.  Corrupt politicians.  Corrupt spiritual leaders.  Unrestrained.  The root of all evil (love for money) will become the norm in the House of God.  Broken marriages.  Broken homes.  Broken relationships.  Drug infested neighborhoods.  What is the answer?  God’s Word revealed.  God’s guidance accepted.  God’s way sought.  Without it the people perish.

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