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June 21, 2013

Let us, as a nation, seek to live right before God

Fri June 20, 2013

Editor: Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any man (Proverbs 14:34). So, for this nation to move forward and progress, we, as a nation, ought to live righteously and failure to live righteously will mean that we will not progress, but rather we will be reproached.{{more}}

We are seeing the rise in crimes of different kinds. We are experiencing economic and social problems, while the politicians take a different view, with the offering of solutions and ascribing blame. We, as a people, also have our views on the causes and solutions; we must admit that these things are expected, since according to Romans 3:10 – 18, there is none righteous, no not one, and in these verses it shows the heart of man and the lack of the fear of God.

We can change government after government, crimes would still be there and would increase. Until the heart of man is changed, then there would be no end to the crimes of various kinds. Of course, the authorities can contribute to the increase or decrease in crimes by policies and other factors. However, they can never fully eradicate crimes.

If, as a people, we are bent on living sinful lives, no wonder we would always face problems. If, as a nation, we continue to practise sin of various kinds, then reproach will fall on us. We can not expect to progress, regardless of which party is in power. On the other hand, if we, as a people, seek to live right before God, then the blessings of God will fall on us; the Lord will lift us up and we would move on and advance as a nation.

So, let us as a nation, seek to live right before God. Let us remember that politicians cannot solve our problems or make this world better. Let us be conscious of the fact that the progress of this nation does not lie in the hands of politicians, but with us, as a people. May God help us to live righteously and seek to honour God in our lives; only then can we, as a nation, be exalted, lifted up. Failing to live right, we would always be reproached because of sin in our lives.

Kennard King