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The Christian And Politics

Romans 13:1-7, Proverbs 29:2

Memory Verse:
“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan” (Proverbs 29:2).

Politics is seen in such a bad light that the word itself has become synonymous with evil, corruption and deception. While admittingthat this perception is widespread, we must also acknowledge that the word politics is not of itself evil. The word “politic” comes from the Greek word “politikos” meaning, “of a citizen”. The word “politics” refers to the science and art of civil government.
It is God who came up with the idea and institution of government. As a matter of fact, people who serve in government or politics are called “ministers of God. (Romans 13:1,4). In the light of these definitions and what the Bible says, we come up with a different perspective than what is perceived today. For example, Proverbs 29:2 says, “When the righteous are in authority, the people
rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.” So, since this verse is true, then what makes “politics” good or evil is determined by the calibre of people who get involved in it. If the righteous are involved, the citizens will rejoice; if the wicked are more involved, the citizens will mourn. If we are left with nothing but unrighteous and unprincipled men and women to lead us, then we should not be surprised at the policies and laws we have. We have a social obligation to our families, children, communities and future generations to be involved in our political process. Is it not time again to say with the Prophet Isaiah, “here am I Lord, send me?” You must register and vote during all elections in the Country.

Prayer Points:
1. Father, let me know Your will about my political life.
2. Lord, let me be a light and a salt indeed in my community.

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