Prodigals feign astonishment and instantly condemn the misadventures of nominated officials. Mere playacting as the citizens recognize their political leaders carry the same inherent sinful nature as themselves. Affected wonder, hurried denunciation says more about the communal than their legislators in question, as revealed in Romans 3:15: Their feet are swift to shed blood:
That matters are not worse appears incredible for persons set aside. A testimonial to the long-suffering of our Master. Persuaded of primary sin and the Glory of God; any condemnation reserved entirely for us. Heartily praying to our Lord, Jesus Christ, for mercy having nothing by endorsement; with ample belief in His covenants.
Profligates feel entitled, expect sweeping sanctions, prolific dividends, and universal concord to radiate from set personages they stare up to as offspring to a foster. Yet grand failures and howling disappointments persist for distinct reasons. Willful devotion to a nominal ideal; malignly closing one’s eyes to the highest intimates a bizarre admixture of craven fear and impertinence.
Individuals salted away have no sense of entitlement, nor press of our Savior, other than His sovereign determinations intensify. Convinced of indigenous, pervasive corruption; owning a reverential fear of The Just Divinity who abhors sin and is comprehensive. Keeping the promise of redemption; life eternal in the bosom of Jesus Christ, whose work, applied by the Holy Ghost, infinitely reconciles. There is no setback and no discontent, placing conviction where it actually exists in The Holy God of Israel. A sober attitude reminded in Philippians 4:12: I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
Truth is ultimately one-sided, balance is illusory, an abstract of art wrought by the uncanny masters of deception and vice in a fallen world. Veracity is a whole; there is no variableness or shadow of turning. The singular fullness of our Redeemer is to be adored forever.
2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.