"Where [there is] no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy [is] he."
Where there is no "vision" (no revelation and perception of the will of God in His Law/Word) the people (of that family, church or state) will "perish", literally; they will throw off restraint, go wild and even tend toward nakedness as they plunge toward their destruction.
Can you honestly think of a better diagnosis of what's wrong with our society? Fathers have not brought the Law of God to bear on their families with the result that their families don't comprehend their need of salvation and the children throw off all restraints and run wild. Pastors have not brought the Law of God to bear on their churches with the result that their churches have lost their "saltiness" and look, act and think much like the lost world around them. The church has told everybody that the Law of God has nothing to do with politics, civil law and justice with the result that the political and legislative arena has become a three ring circus side show of insanity stretching the limits of conceivability beyond the breaking point! And receiving no salt nor light from the church, society at large continues to throw off all restraints as nakedness and lewdness deluge us through every avenue of public media as our country continues to collapse around us.
It's God's Law or chaos. We've sown the forgetfulness of God's Law and now we're reaping the chaos. As always, the Word of God has the inerrant diagnosis of our every problem and the only solution to deal with them.
If you haven't heard this Sermon by Pastor William O. Einwechter, you do not want to miss it.