Jeremiah 22:17 (NLT)
“Here in the District of Columbia, the capital of the wealthiest nation on Earth, poverty remains one of the great obstacles to student success in elementary, secondary and collegiate education. More than one quarter of the children of this very wealthy city live in poverty, and many are hungry and homeless. No amount of standardized testing in the world, no teacher-quality-improvement program, no aggressive program of shutting down neighborhood schools can truly fix the fundamental problems that arise when impoverished children are hungry, homeless, sick and untreated, neglected, afraid, abused, often left to fend for themselves by single parents who are, often, barely out of childhood themselves. I sure wish that some of that money the Gates Foundation ploughs into consultants on school reform could, instead, fund more child care centers in the impoverished wards of the city, more health clinics and literacy programs for parents so that more could actually read to their kids each day…” (McGuire, 2014)
This article demonstrates how our minds can be influenced by our circumstance. This man is doing something to relieve others stress and pressure but in spite of all of his or their education and expertise, they miss the mark.
“He soundly condemns Jehoiakim for his wicked reign (22:13-19). He was constructing an extravagant palace with forced labor. He had murdered the innocent and oppressed the poor. He was filled with selfish greed and dishonesty.”