Government Functions

I recently came across a news article that quoted US Government statistics showing average per capita spending on artificial hair is 9 cents. When I saw that, my first thought was not about artificial hair, but on why the government was taking money from my family in the form of taxes and using it to calculate per capita spending on artificial hair.

To me it was another little evidence of how far our society has abandoned the idea of individual responsibility in exchange for more government nanny services. In 1 Peter 2 the Bible teaches there are two basic functions for Government. The praise of those who do good and the punishment of evildoers. When government strays beyond those Biblically mandated functions it results in people spending time doing jobs that often shouldn’t be done or which could be done better in the private sector.

Remember, whenever an individual or a society strays from God’s plan they fail to redeem the time.

Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.

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