“What’s going on,” is a question a school teacher might exclaim when walking into a schoolroom where the children are engaging in noisy mayhem.
I read the Chicago Tribune and a Citizen Tom blog post on all the various opinions in the news about Government mandates of mask wearing in schools and employers mandating their employees be vaccinated and wondered how King Solomon might judge what in my opinion appears to be similar to a teacher question.
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate ancient wisdom verses to what appears to be mayhem on the issue of wearing a mask or being mandated to be vaccinated.
A wise king winnows out the wicked; he drives the threshing wheel over them. (Proverb 20:26)
And I turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness, and folly: for what can the man do that cometh after the king? even that which hath been already done. (Ecclesiastes 2:12)
4There is hope, however, for anyone who is among the living; for even a live dog is better than a dead lion. 5For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing. They have no further reward, because the memory of them is forgotten.… (Ecclesiastes 9:4)
What’s My Point?
Over 18 months have passed since Corona-19 virus began. During the time period, a speedy unprecedent time period, the world science community developed a vaccine remedy which is mainly needed for the elderly and people with compromised immunities systems if they contracted the virus.
My point is now that we know more about the virus and how to prevent the transmission and variants, should we now be asking the question of what’s going on fueling the issue of masks or vaccinations is still in a state of mayhem of opinions pros and cons of Government and employer mandates.
In My Opinion
If we discern the above King Solomon verses and surmise that the timing of the proverb advice was made during the early time of his reign, it may appear similar to what occurred in the world 18 months ago.
For example, if we relate to discern the first Proverb, Government acted like a King and “winnowed” the wicked virus and mandated quarantines, masks, and a vast expenditure investment to develop a vaccine that proved to be effective to lessen the risks for the wicked virus and has saved many lives.
What we have now learned from experience can be related to the second and third Ecclesiastes verses written in the later time of King Solomons life.
For example, the Ecclesiastes 2:12 verse is his coming to terms that the world is full of madness and folly and he recognized that man’s vanity to believe anyone on his own can control everyone and every foolish choice human will make in their lives.
The third Ecclesiastes verse 9:4 is what in my opinion, everyone creating mayham on the issue should consider when they make a choice whether to wear a mask or not, or become vaccinated or not.
Same as King Solomon experienced in his lifetime of observations of human behaviours, leaders in Government and Business will never entirely eliminate the madness and folly of human choices whether they will be wise or foolish.
Frankly, Government achieved a spectacular accomplishment to speed up the process of discovering a vaccination and masks are now commercially available for everyone to make a personal choice based on their age and health conditions. Their choice to decide if they want to continue to have hope in living on even if others may consider them to be a lowly dog by wearing a mask, or not choosing to be vaccinated or wear a mask and risking becoming a dead lion.
In my opinion, Government by choosing to open the borders and allowing people into the USA who may have Covid or variants, and at the same time issuing mandates can be related to all three of the above proverbs. In other words, the reason for the mayham is related to vanity of man to result in madness and folly to believe they have the power to winnow their eyes and separate the wicked virus while at the same time allow the virus to enter the USA..
Or in other words, people need to make individual choices to decide if they want to risk losing hope in living for themselves and their families because we are indeed living in a world of madness and folly on the issue of Corona.
Which in my opinion may likely to have orgiinated for reasons linked to a result of human’s madness and folly to engage in a deadly experimentation that may have resulted because of human vanity.
Will we ever wise up and return to teaching practical and spiritual Biblical Wisdom and Love of the Bible in our kid’s classrooms to help lessen the madness and folly already experienced by previous generation. Again being repeated in our contemporary times, so as to allow our kids to choose how to discern “what’s going on” wisely and help make them alright to live in the future?
Read the Source Links below.
Chicago Tribune August 12, 2021
Citizen Tom – Kids are Not Alright
Biblehub Commentaries of Above Verses