Being an adult means being responsible for the consequences of our own choices …

For good or for bad.

Long term, government policies and programs which ignore this principle are doomed to fail at great cost to everyone.

Those costs include not just the rise of burgeoning, controlling bureaucracies but also the loss of Godly dignity for those being “helped” …

Along with the demise of strong healthy families and local communities, which are better able to provide the relational context needed to actually help the truly needy among us.

Maybe that’s why God doesn’t countenance the idea of a nanny state – by example or precept – anywhere in Scripture.