For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. Isaiah 11:9
In 2013, many liberal thinkers boasted in the apparent success of the socialist government of Venezuela. Journalist David Sirota said the U.S. should envy the work of Hugo Chávez, and celebrities celebrated his socialist cause—celebrities like Sean Penn, Danny Glover, Oliver Stone, and Michael Moore. But constitutional rights were suspended in 2016, and now a third of the citizens of Venezuela don’t have enough food to eat. Nearly one in five are eating garbage. Over five million people have fled, and Americans who set foot in Venezuela are subject to kidnapping and extortion.
Why is socialism so attractive to so many people? It eventually turns governments into gods. Socialism ultimately fails because productivity declines when one person’s labor is given to another. God’s Word values the importance of work and the integrity of God-given rights.
One day Jesus Christ will govern the world, and His knowledge will touch every life. Until then, let’s work hard to be productive, and let’s guard ourselves against destructive philosophies.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money. Margaret Thatcher