When at the threshold of rebuilding their nation this was what the spiritual leaders of Isreal said:
“…, we are slaves today, slaves in the land you gave our ancestors so they could eat its fruit and the other good things it produces. Because of our sins, its abundant harvest goes to the kings you have placed over us. They rule over our bodies and our cattle as they please. We are in great distress.” (Nehemiah 9:36-37,NIV)
What a big revelation that nations don’t fail because of any reason other than for the more serious reason of sin against God’s command.Wherever you have injustices,and perversions in any form, all malaise such as Bad Leadership, distressed economy,terrorism,etc are bound to be present. When a nation sins against God she gets ruled by oppressive kings or destructive systems which plunder all that is good in her and pillage all that is reserved for the welfare of the common man.Thus the nation becomes distressed and ‘fails’. Though Democracy prides itself as the best form of government yet and even promises a brand new world, Democracy in itself is never the solution to corruption and bad governance.Only a changed heart is.Without a brand new heart filled with the love of God,a brand new world man will never find.
For nations to rid themselves of gluttonous and ravenous leaders, the people have to have a change of heart: Love Justice and Walk Humbly before God.
The solution to true nation building requires both leaders and people to be bound to the Principle of National repentance and to say : “In view of all this, we are making a binding agreement, putting it in writing, and our leaders, our Levites and our priests are affixing their seals to it.”(Neh.9:38) People don’t just get the kind of leaders they deserve but much more the appropriate punishment they deserve for abandoning the ways of God. Now let the unrighteous man,woman,nation and leaders forsake their evil ways and turn to God for He will forgive and abundantly pardon.(Isaiah 55:7)
Prayer Confession: Dear Lord Jesus,I confess my sins and that of our forefathers. We acknowledge we are being punished for our disobedience to your Commands.By the Blood of Your Holy Child Christ Jesus please show your mercy to us and our leaders.Restore our nation’s fortune and grant us your peace in Jesus’ Mighty Name! Amen.