Friday, April 01, 2016

"Envy thou not the oppressor" - Sinful Economic System of Today Based on Competition

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Sinful Economic System of Today Based on Competition

Christ Jesus told not to worry yourself but see the flowers along roadsides and the birds in the sky.

The opposite to this landscape is competition in society for money or positions.  It means that Christ Jesus is against competition among people in society.  Nobody should not worry himself to win competition in business or daily matters.  Indeed, no flowers and no birds look competing with one another.

It is fear that drives people to competition.  While others are trying hard to get money and higher status, how can a man look at flowers and birds like a fool.  If he becomes the last in competition, he cannot be rich and he cannot protect himself from others.  For this fear, every one is competing and toiling on.

However, people will say that competition is an engine that push the society forward and produce more useful goods and services along with development of technology and business.  And, those who win competition are those who contribute the most to advancement of the society.  Therefore, winners of competition, they argue, are entitled to get big rewards such as big money and great honor.

But, what Christ Jesus told is that advancement of the human society must be promoted through different means than sinful competition.  It is not a goal but a process that is important.

The value of lives of righteous people who lived, say, 2000 years ago without modern products and services must be higher that that of lives of  sinful rich men, namely winners of competition, of today.  

Human being can be blessed in their living without products of modern technologies that have been invented and realized through sinful competition.

Freedom does not necessarily need competition.  The free market economy can be realized without competition.
In other word, Christ Jesus is apparently against the economic system of today that is based on competition among people.

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Pro 3:30 Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.
Pro 3:31 Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.
Pro 3:32 For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the righteous.