Do you want your country to be a pleasant place to live?
“Hear the word of the Lord, ye children of Israel: for the Lord hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land. By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood. Therefore shall the land mourn and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish.”
There are lands or countries, where life for the average man is largely a mourning or difficult experience. This is caused by poverty, illiteracy, disease, and underdevelopment. What accounts for this? The character of the people!
Five character traits are mentioned.
First, swearing and lying. This trait can affect credit and raise interest rates because of risk. The effect is a lack of investments, leading to a lack of jobs.
The second is killing and stealing. Poor countries suffer from high levels of corruption, which tends to waste the public purse.
Finally, Adultery. Stable homes are the basic building blocks of a prosperous society. Without stable homes, we cannot produce responsible children who will grow into responsible adults.
Now is the time to change your character and help develop a “land that laughs.”