Monday, September 12, 2005

Answer to comments...

Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper…(Jeremiah 29:7)

I think I need to address to some comments to my previous posting “Pray for the Leaders”. This is just an insight of a Christian’s simple faith.

I would say that criticizing is acceptable if it is based on love. I mean, we can criticize to correct government of their mistakes because we want to see they perform better in the future. We do not criticize because we hate (due to their carelessness or incompetence) them by throwing out all negative words to the air that express the bitterness in our heart.

We can express our opinion about them positively, peacefully, and by that showing the spirit of love. Most of the time when we demonstrate our thought, we do in a way that in the end our thinking is affected and thus become more negative, or worse,  then before. We cannot change the situation. Maybe we can to some extent, but to make everything easier is by encouraging and praying for our government. Well, it seems that those words are unpopular. But I think our intuition will not disagree with all that are good.

Again, my proposal is, how if we pray for them instead of blaming them for their incompetence? Wouldn’t it be better if we ask God to help our leaders to govern wisely?
Pray that God will intervene and change their heart if necessary.
Pray that our leaders know the biblical principles of serving the society so that we may see prosperity and peace in our cities and nation.

Even if they are really sinful…Doesn’t the judgment belong to the Lord?

Sometimes, through the most difficult situation that God permits, we can see what is in our heart more clearly. Christianity does not mean to be ‘going to the church’ or living in Christian country or grown up in a Christian family. Christianity is Christ-likeness. If people can see Jesus in our life, I think that’s what so call as ‘Christian’.  

About submission, I think as citizen, we should exercise all biblical principles towards authority. If we think they are against God will, who should really concern about it? Wouldn’t it be God himself? But if we pray for them, we play our part, God takes His part. Do not mix it up. In regards to individual life to authority, we really have to submit. But I also think there is room to get authority’s attention if collective interest has been neglected, of course expressed in love.

May our Lord Jesus Christ helps us in understanding His way…..Amen


Blogger piggy twister said...

Jesus is a great guy..


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