For my degree and postgraduate degree courses I study Political Science. I am interested in it but I am not good at it. For many, it was interesting in that they study the trend and put forward theories worth defending. Moreover, the studies were aimed at providing best solutions or suggestions in the political arena.
Many things I had learned during the courses. Among them was the importance of having good advisers in life. The theories and case studies, as well as the critics are meant to serve as adviser for generations to come. Although there are several attempts at providing proven method for building a welfare state, it failed to provide universal solutions for every problems in the political sphere.
While studying the ideologies and theories, it can be observed here that the thinkers, mostly, are NOT necessary the rulers of the state. They served in the state, or for the rulers. Here lies the importance of having good advisers in building a welfare state. Many times political blunder committed or being committed are results of having shrewd and/or bad advisers or thinkers in the state and vice versa. (I am not discussing here in details the cases being spoken about.)
The same applies to our lives as well. We have the chances to choose our mentors at different phases of life. For some, parents are their best mentor while there are lots of people who rejected their parent’s advice as well. Their reasons for doing that will still differ and they might be able to defend their act. Whatever is the situation, if the outcome is good for the family and the society, it might be acceptable for some.
More importantly, there is someone above all these ventures. Some believes it while some challenges its existence. We all know there is someone that rules us. That governed the earth, much superior than earthly beings. And for me, that is God. He exists. We are blessed to have Him easily accessible even in our life. That, more than anything, who loves and teaches us to stay connected with Him.
The Lord our God always wanted to show us His ways. Seek advises from Him through His words; then our life here on earth would be worth living. Our life here on earth is a preparation for what is going to happen next. Life after death was promised.
Not only that, with God by our side we will find happiness in life; for His compassions failed not. The way of accessing through to God is by studying His words and meditating on it. The Holy Spirit will guide us in our thinking and in our activity.
The tongue of man or the word of God; we are given the liberty to choose.
Let me conclude here with verses from Psalms 119: 10-110. (With my emphasis added)*
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
I have taken an oath and confirmed it, that I will follow your righteous laws. (And I failed)
I have suffered much; preserve my life, LORD, according to your word.
(I know I have done little or nothing but please)
Accept, LORD, the willing praise of my mouth, and teach me your laws.
Though I constantly take my life in my hands, I will not forget your law.
The wicked have set a snare for me, but I have not strayed from your precepts.
Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart.
My heart is set on keeping your decrees to the very end. (help me!)
I hate double-minded people, but I love your law.
You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word (I really do!)
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