The Measure of Success

  With the nation in the throes of financial chaos and multi-efforts being made to find solutions, how will we know if those things have helped the nation? Doubtless, most will look at the profits made, the jobs available, things that point to material prosperity. It is reasonable to think such a measure is fair when measuring material problems.

  But this nation's problems are far deeper than financial. While most will simply brush it off with the wave of a humanistic hand, the major threats our people face are moral, ethical and religious. Unless and until these conditions are recognized, addressed and improved we shall remain in a most precarious, if not fatal, condition. Why do we say this? No good reason except to remind us that God has said, "Righteousness exalteth a nation but sin is a reproach to any people" (Proverbs 14:34). Somehow I can't get this measure dismissed from my mind. Could He be right?