(Pro 11:10 KJV) When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.
Is this verse a judgement or a prophecy? In other words, is this describing how society should be, and isn’t, or is it trying to tell us how our neighbors will react. In my present thinking I am thinking it is a yardstick and we are coming in at one inch. Take a look at approval rating for presidents. It doesn’t really matter who is in office. You can count on a certain percentage of the population that will always back their party no matter what they here.
We would do well to look beyond the surface reports and deeper into what makes things right and wrong. Keep in mind that when God talks about righteousness He is talking about the topics covered in the Ten Commandments not in the Kyoto Accord. Of course, if you have read Genesis in regard to being stewards of the environment, you don’t trash nature. If you have read Proverbs about taking care of your ox then you don’t abuse animals.
So? Again I remind you, and me, that we live by a different standard than those who are in power today. You may never be a city and never live on a hill but you can still be a shining example.