Interested in trying to discern the Wisdom or Folly of Government guarantees of freedom, or of choices being made by care free innocent youths being in the wrong place at the wrong time in Chicago?
The Chicago Tribune article titled: It’s just a big thing, a bullet is going to be in there, reported the complications of a bullet lodged in the neck of an innocent 18-year-old high school girl basketball star being “in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate ancient King Solomon wisdom verses conundrums on the mysteries in life related to this issue of beliefs of free will or choices, being in the wrong place at the wrong times, risk analysis, fate, or Spiritual beliefs of the conundrums of why bad things can happen to good people.
I have seen something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all. (Ecclesiastes 9:11)
Definition of freedom
1: the quality or state of being free: such as
a: the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action
Free Will Bible Definition – Excerpt
There are only two ways: God’s or the devils. What man thinks is his own way is really Satan’s way and puts him under the authority of the enemy. If someone is not for God, he automatically is against Him (Matthew 12:30).
Risk analysts often work in tandem with forecasting professionals to minimize future negative unforeseen effects.
Definition of fate
(Entry 1 of 2)
1: the will or principle or determining cause by which things in general are believed to come to be as they are or events to happen as they do: DESTINY… fate sometimes deals a straight flush … he had no idea that he would become the right man in the right place at the right time …— June Goodfield
Excerpt – Gils Commentary Ecclesiastes 9:11
and whereas he had exhorted men to use all their might in doing the duties of their calling while they lived here; he suggests, that they should not depend upon, and promise themselves, anything from their own strength and wisdom; but have a regard to the providence of God, that superintends all affairs, and gives or withholds success as he pleases; since it may be observed,
What’s My Point?
`King Solomon, 3000 years ago, spent his life observing the wisdom and folly and choices of people and at the end of his life wrote Ecclesiastes.
If we discern Ecclesiastes, it offers various conundrums in life we all may experience in our lifetime and make everyday decisions. Hopefully, his observations and advice will help us to make more wise than foolish decision.
My point is King Solomon recognized that no human will ever know what only God knows
In My Opinion
In our contemporary times, nothing has changed as far as the conundrum of why bad things happen to good people.
However, people who have being given the opportunity in youth to be taught to understand the teachings and beliefs in the Bible of Wisdom and Love, and come to terms with
Spirituality in Life are in my opinion have an advantage over others.
The advantage being their belief in Spirituality to help them obtain both practical and Spiritual Wisdom guidance to recognize who to avoid in life to reduce the risks of making foolish choices made by their own free will.
Along with Love of fellow humans and God to bring true peace and joy during their limited time and blessing reward of life given them by their Creator.
As for who to blame for the younger woman being shot and the reason why, King
Solomon also included the above verse and the following one which I believe anyone living in Chicago should be taught to live by.
Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow, an undeserved curse does not come to rest. (Proverb 26:2)
In other words, until Chicago starts teaching Spirituality to their youths, along with the Ten Commandments, and risk analysis of being out at night when most shootings are occurring, and not punishing criminals, everyone living in high crime areas should not fly around at night.
Would school choice or school vouchers of youths in Chicago in time reduce the violence?’
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Regards and goodwill blogging.
Chicago Tribune May 7, 2021
Why Good or Bad Things Happen
Youth is the Best Time to Teach Wisdom