An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Monday, November 30, 2020

Bread and Circuses

(Pro 30:22 KJV) For a servant when he reigneth; and a fool when he is filled with meat;

How do the ruling elites control the masses?  I guess there are different methods depending on the variables of numbers, awareness, ability and weapons available.  Pharaoh kept them so poor and hungry that they worked as slaves.   Islam has at times used the terror approach.  Look at the Armenian Holocaust as an example.  Rome, facing a massive group who knew how to use weapons went for bread and circuses.  People can be controlled.

What do the elites of America use?  I would suggest the Roman approach.  Our bread and circuses are wrapped up in social media, sports, alcohol, ignorance and drugs.  By drugs I don’t just mean the illegal kind.  I don’t know how many children I worked with who were tanked up on medications to make them pliable.

So?  As Christians we need to be aware that there are godless groups trying to separate us from the joy of the Lord.  Sadly some of those people are in leadership in the organized church.  It is up to you as a child of God to seek His face so that He can remind you of who He is and quicken your spirit.  (Posted, November 30, 2020, PP)

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