The Bible says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” (Proverbs 29:18) and many people would say this is talking about having a vision or plan for the future. But the word vision has a wider range of meanings. It can mean a sense of direction, true. But it can also refer to clarity of vision as in discernment. And that is what I believe is a more accurate rendering of the verse. “Where [there is] no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy [is] he.” It seems to point toward a sense of discipline, direction of lawful conduct and motives. Where you have clearly defined boundaries and objectives, you are happy. You know where you’re going and how you plan to get there. In Revelation the church at Laodicea was counseled to get “eyesalve” to anoint the eyes so they could see, they didn’t seem to realize that they were BLIND. They were rich and increased with goods, and had need of nothing, but didn’t realize they were broke and blind, and in rags. Isn’t that a good picture of the western world today? We have so much in terms of possessions, all this “stuff” we cart around and protect and store and search for and have completely lost focus of who we are and who we are supposed to be. The government has lost its sense of direction, the economy is going downhill day by day but the media keeps reporting that it’s getting better. More people out of work than ever before but the political leaders are telling us we’re rich and increased with goods. We need to have our eyes opened to what’s really happening to us.