Whatsoever a Society Sows, it Will Most Assuredly Reap

I was watching a news program last night and one of the participants in the conversation made the statement that the national high school drop out rate is 40%. I told my wife, surely this was a slip of the tongue. So I decided to google the ‘high school drop out rate rate in america’.  The first hit was an article by USAToday- Big-city schools struggle with graduation rates, and talking about shocking? One must read!

Embedded within the article is a link to a table showing the graduation rates of the 50 largest school districts in the U.S. This is not only a sad testimony for a nation, but how ’bout one that touts itself as a world leader and one to profile ones society after?

What could possibly be the root of the problem? If we consider the fruit comes from the root, it may help us to see that the root was corrupted along time ago. It did not happen over night but was brought to fruition by a persistent and methodical agenda. Until eventually the fruit it is bringing forth is both corrupt and rotten, one would not dare to pick it.

This is analogous of a message the Lord told the prophet Isaiah to take to his people.

“Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill: And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes. And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard. What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes?” Isaiah 5:1- 4

In the message of the vineyard, God had done everything possible to make the fruit of the vine both plentiful and sweet. Yet the vine yielded wild (corrupted) fruit. Unfit for the taking.

Consider the deed that our society has done to our children in the public school system by removing God and moral indoctrination from its program. It has rendered a fruit unusable in many instances.

Is prayer important for a nation? How ’bout our public schools?

Our only hope as a society, is that it is not too late to till the soil and fertilize the vineyard in hopes that we might turn this terrible tide. If we as nation do not, we will most assuredly drown in its midst.



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