We’ve been sent leanness.
“So all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah. They said to him, “You are old, and your sons do not walk in your ways; now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have” (I Samuel 8:4-5)
The socialist liberals in our country have been selling us big government for years. We have been conditioned to believe that government is good, it is generous and compassionate toward those who are needy. We love the hand that feeds us. We have become fat and lazy. We no longer teach our young that liberty and freedom and strong individuality are admirable traits of redeemed humanity. We teach them how to survive by jilting the system even if it means sacrificing your integrity.
They have used the public school system to perfection. They have taken over most of the media and the welfare system has been an invaluable tool in their attempt to socially engineer the masses. Now, we have an entire generation of youth who fail to see their capabilities or discover their own ingenuity. They cry out for a king, they want the government to pacify their every need. They want the king who offers to change their poverty to comfort. They want in without paying the price of admission.
Our masses now want to be like other countries. The government has now become our savior. We live in the safest, wealthiest, most powerful and secure country in the world. But we don’t appreciate are inheritance. It’s so ironic that we who live in such a great country are dissatisfied. We beg for change, we want to be like other, more inferior countries. (European) We clamored for nationalized health care and command economies and bigger and bigger government.
“Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem.” – Ronald Reagan
“Now therefore, heed their voice. However, you shall solemnly forewarn them, and show them the behavior of the king who will reign over them” (I Samuel 8:9)
God agreed to give them the desires of their heart but he warned them of the consequences that would follow. “He gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul.” – Psalm 106:15. Our founding fathers attempted to establish a country that would be set apart, a peculiar country. It was about blazing a trail where no other country had been.
What sort of leanness shall be sent us? Our military will become weaker under our new king, Obama. We will embolden our terrorist enemies. We will lose our strongest allies and flirt with our worst enemies. Our government will grow to behemoth size. Millions more will be made government dependent. We will take away the initiative and motivation of the successful to create more wealth. Our children will live a lower standard of living than their fathers and grandfathers. Our families will continue to be attacked by leftist ideology. We will continue to abort more and more innocent babies. The government will attempt to take on the responsibility for raising the children. Our schools will become indoctrination facilities to create government-dependent zombies. The sanctity of marriage will be sullied.
How will this new king treat his people? He will “take your sons and appoint them for his own chariots…he will take some and appoint them to plow his own fields and reap his harvest. He will take your daughters to be perfumers, cooks and bakers. He will take the best of your fields, your vineyards, and your olive groves and give them to his servants…and you will cry out in that day because of the king you have chosen for yourselves, and the Lord will not hear you in that day.” – I Sam. 8:10-18