Our ignorance in what is good for us shows when we choose our ways (the way of the world) over God (HIS perfect way). Although we have been conditioned in our culture to think and to learn and to lead against God, we are not taught that is what we are doing. Hopefully I am not confusing you. As I am a visual learner and a learner by example, showing you what I mean may be easiest in getting my point across.
The world – “look out for yourself, be a leader not a follower, be self sufficient, the word hope is a word that is not definite, being first is best, everything has a price, you can run but you can’t hide (haha this was my favorite).”
God’s way – ” if you save your life, you will lose it / I am the way, I lead you follow /I am your sufficency, depend on me / those who hope in the Lord will be delivered-definite / the first will be last / I already paid the price, Grace is free to you, you can not pay for it / Hide in me, I am your strong tower, and no one can take you out of my hand.”
I think you get the point. It really is amazing how high and better are the ways of the Lord. As I am experiencing HIS ways, it is always apparent to me that HE has created and ordained all things, so why would HIS way not be best? Why struggle with the teaching of the world when we can lay it down and experience stress free living- drug free- while casting our cares on HIM. Because HE cares for us. There are so many more opposites in the Word that conflict with the worlds thinking. There are only two forces in the world…Good and evil. Evil desires that we do not learn the way of God, as it will deliver us and life will become closer to what it is supposed to be. (Heaven will be the perfect painfree, curse-free life) Evil does not care about us, it is all a lie. Good (God) loves and is very detailed in everything you experience, HIS ways are best.