Sunday, September 18, 2005

Many Rulers, Bitter Labour

The election is over. New Zealand now has eight political parties in Parliament, and none has a majority.

When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers,
but a man of understanding and knowledge maintains order (Proverbs 28:2).
We now have many rulers. Maybe we do not deserve peace and order?

The Labour Party gained the most votes again(40%).

They had rebelled against the words of God
and despised the counsel of the Most High.
So he subjected them to bitter labour;
they stumbled, and there was no one to help.
Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble,
and he saved them from their distress. (Psalm 107:11-13)

Many Christians had believed (or hoped) for a change of government. They are very disappointed, but maybe good government would be bad for us.

This election should be a wake-up call for Christians. We are now a very small minority group. Only serious prayer and commitment to sharing the gospel of Jesus can turn this situation around. We should cry out to the Lord in our distress.
That is enough on politicians. Tomorrow I will start a series on "Government by Judges".

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