A Model Citizen is Rewarded

Lessons:

  • This woman had three sons: for many women today, this is a luxury that they will never have.
    • Even three sons — or three billion dollars, for that matter — cannot protect you, if God stands against you. God comes first.
    • A son full of filial piety to his mother can not protect her, and her love cannot bring him back. Men cannot save you.
      • A quick note on the greatest form of idolatry in all of human history. Surprisingly, it isn’t Beast-worship, exalting power, money & control (as described in Chilton’s The Days of Vengeance, chapters 12 & 13, which discusses Revelation 12 & 13)

        It’s the worship of family: placing mother and father, blood and kin, above the very commandments of God himself.

        He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. — Matthew 10:37
  • Note that the woman is angry, because the country is rich which she, an obedient servant of the State, is poor. Don’t trust the Beast to keep its promises.
    • The scary thing is, God is very likely to hear this unbeliever’s cry over injustice, lies, and broken promises. And by the time He is done, this old woman will soon have an entire nation to share in her poverty.

      And to share in her distinct lack of a future.

      Divine Vengeance is easy.
      Divine Forgiveness, Healing, Restitution: these things are HARD.
      Costly and rare beyond imagination.
      Costly enough that only the blood of Christ can secure them.

Summary:

The world will be inherited by those who love God, and despise the Beast.

Those who love the Beast, and hate God, will be disinherited. In time, and on earth.

Those who place blood and kin above God will also have be disinherited.
Regardless of how many strong sons they may have for a time.

Learn the hard lessons other people paid for.

Do better than they did.

Fear the Lord.


Quote from The Place of Biblical Law in Society

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The law of God thus is a charter and constitution for a decentralized society in which the basic powers of government are exercised by God’s covenant people in their self-government in every sphere, in their families, their vocations, the tithe agencies they create to minister to a variety of social problems and needs, and so on.

It cannot be stressed too heavily that social financing is a necessity. If God’s covenant people do not provide it, then the state must and will. The present welfare state is in part due to the dereliction of Christians who have withdrawn the faith into the inner life of man. In those cultures where the state does not fund social services, brigandage takes over rapidly as the needy seize what they need: eighteenth-century England, for example, is evidence of this, and the death penalty for as many as two hundred plus offenses could not keep the hungry from stealing.

Wherever the Christian community abandons its necessary task of government and help, other forces take it over. Our Lord teaches us something we often do not choose to remember, that service is power:

25. … Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.

26. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;

27. And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:

28. Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. (Matt. 20:25–28)

The word in verse 26 translated as “minister” is diakonos, servant, and in verse 27, “servant” translates doulos, slave, servant. Our Lord is emphatic: service is power, and the Gentiles fail to recognize this and so substitute the exercise of brute force for service. Today, however, the ungodly have borrowed from the church things the church often forgets, namely, that service is power. Hence, the modern state has created an unprecedented form of power by taking over the church’s diaconal services.

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“Fear the Lord” does not only apply to individuals and families.

It applies to nations, too.

(Some say that it EVEN APPLIES TO CHURCHES! *Gasp*)

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