A Devotional Thought From Deuteronomy
Ye shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God has commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess. Deuteronomy 5:33
Modern Western societies seem to have forgotten how some things work. When God gave life directions to his ancient people he indicated that following his commands (his Word, his instructions, his life-coaching) and, following it means living it out, walking in it, making it a lifestyle, would make things well with you. Society will be safe because all people would be following the same rules; prosperity would be abundant because all folks would be acquiescing to a godly standard of behavior; lives would be lengthy because following God’s rules would eliminate many of the dangers that put human life at risk.
I think there is a legitimate correlation between right living, as God declares it in the revelation of his word, and the greatness, and peace, and blessing that a society enjoys. Not everyone may follow God’s guidance (they should, I hope they will, they owe it to the rest of us), but if the people of a nation as a whole follow God’s commandments that nation will be blessed, and, of course, all the individuals who are part of it will be blessed as well.