(Pro 23:6 KJV) Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats:
As my mind roams in the soup of this verse I wonder if this is a warning to me about accepting “help” from the government or my friendly local social worker. Thankfully I am not in a position to need such, or so I think. Then I stop to reflect on my experience with my annual physical under Medicare. It was no longer the annual physical I was used to. I was used to the doctor checking some basic things like prostrate and liver. I was used to a series of blood tests to see if everything was in balance. He would check my eyes and my reflexes.
That was before I was under the care of a government program. It is no longer an “annual physical”. It is now a “wellness check”. The doctor checked nothing in the time I was with him but he took a good deal of time asking me questions to see if my mind met up with the government standards. He could have done all of the basics in the time he spent with me but instead he went by the government script, “Do you know what year it is?”
So? Be careful about accepting help from sources you don’t know well. There are strings everywhere and “string attachers” are looking to score some points.