Issue of November 4, 2018
     
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God-fearing government needed
CAROLINE L. BELTRAN, Baguio City

It is indeed alarming that the murder rate of the Philippines is now at an all-time high.

One writer said: “Unless our scholars, policy makers and political representatives seriously seek answers, the future of our nation is dire.” Dire means dreadful, disastrous, causing horror, terror and calamity.

It is time to address the problem. Killing human beings seems very ordinary nowadays, but we must remember the sixth commandment, which says, “You must not murder” as stated in Exodus 20:13.

One problem, two views: The total secular proposal, which leans on the wisdom of man alone and the Divine approach which depends on God.

There is a need for God-oriented government to care for the people. Romans 13:1-2 urges: “Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authorities come from God and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God.” So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling what God has instituted and they will be punished.

People who have a proper view of God and His guidelines for lifeare grounded on Proverbs 14:33 which states: “Wisdom is enshrined in an understanding heart; wisdom is not found among fools. Wisdom is practical insight and the skill of living successfully, according to the dictionary – concordance of the Bible.

No matter where we live, we must be on prayer patrol. We must pray for our government, asking God to provide direction. Then we must also work and pray that individuals, one by one, see their need for Jesus and their dependence of the Lord. Psalm 55:22 exhorts us to cast all our cares on the Lord and He will sustain us. He will never let the righteous fall.

It is always easy to complain and say that government is unfair. But God’s Word says we should always give thanks and lift our leaders up in prayer.

Through prayer, the public business of the nation can become the private business of the Christian, according to pastor Branon A. Cox.

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