by Moody Adams In Washington America’s chosen leaders are wrangling over increasing the nation’s debt ceiling past the $14 trillion already owed. It is tragic that for decades the government has not understood how to do what the ant knows to do—save during good times to be ready for the winter of hard times.
So what do the leaders need to do” Well the Bible says they should go out and take lessons from the ants: “Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise : Which having no guide, overseer , or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest” (Proverbs 6:6-8).
Instead of saving up money ahead of time, they just borrow it. The government goes out and purchases a 77percent increased limousine fleet for government employees to drive around in. Plus, they are paying salaries in D.C. to 150 federal employees greater than the salaries of the nation’s governors. All of this while living on borrowed money.
Even builders know to sit down and consider the cost before he begins to build, “For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, Saying, This man began to build , and was not able to finish” (Luke 14:28-30).