“He sat down and called the twelve. And He said to them, ‘If anyone desires to be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.’”
— Mark 9:35
When we consider how our fiscal policies in this country are borrowing from the future at such alarming rates, it should not surprise us if our children’s children rise up to curse us. We are saddling them with an unpayable debt.
Somebody said well, “It is because of our own greed that we have become ungovernable.” We cannot balance the budget of this nation now. Why? Because politicians are scared that they will be voted out of office if they do not pander to the greed of the people. Now, this is not a popular thing to say. But, my friends, somebody has to say it.
This country is going to be destroyed by the twin evils of public greed and a false philanthropy on the part of politicians who are simply buying their reelection by taking money from one group and giving it to another.
The government is instituted for the purpose of administering justice. If you want to know what the government is supposed to do, read the 13th chapter of Romans where God explains what the purpose of government is. And that purpose is justice, not philanthropy. There is a great need for philanthropy and for benevolence but it should come from the private sector where it produces positive results and not from the government sector where it produces chaos and will inevitably bring this nation to destruction. Pray that God would raise up more statesmen who serve the people instead of politicians who serve themselves.
Lord of the nations, we pray for godly leaders. We pray for public servants, who run for office to serve the people and promote justice and protection. We repent of our national greed and ask for Your help to turn our nation around…
BY GOD’S STRENGTH, THOSE WHO
GOVERN US CAN BE PUBLIC SERVANTS.