When we think of bankruptcy we usually think of the inability to pay our financial debts. Financial bankruptcy is often devastating, but what about spiritual bankruptcy?
As a nation we are facing a crisis the likes of which we’ve never faced before. It is increasingly evident that the leadership from all political parties are for the most part completely blind to the real dangers we are facing as a nation.
We have a spiritual problem. This nation is spiritually and morally bankrupt. We have a heart issue. We have abandoned our first love (Rev. 2:4). This nation’s foundation was established on biblical principles albeit the country’s leaders had to navigate through and try to bring resolution to issues such as slavery, racism, sexism, immigration and voters rights. It’s amazing that we are still facing some of these very same issues today.
We no longer come together to do what is “good” for the whole of our nation. Far to many people only care for their own interests. There is a spirit of entitlement and privilege that put me or party interest before we the people who make up this nation.
We read in II Timothy:
“For people will be lovers of self and (utterly) self-centered, lovers of money and aroused by an inordinate (greedy) desire for wealth, proud and arrogant and contemptuous boasters. They will be abusive (blasphemous, scoffing), disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy and profane.
(They will be) without natural (human) affection (callous and inhuman), relentless (admitting of no truce or appeasement); (they will be) slanderers (false accusers, troublemakers), intemperate and loose in morals and conduct, uncontrolled and fierce, haters of good.
(They will be) treacherous (betrayers), rash, (and) inflated with self-conceit. (They will be) lovers of sensual pleasures and vain amusements more than and rather than lovers of God.
For (although) they hold a form of piety (true religion), they deny and reject and are strangers to the power of it (their conduct belies the genuineness of their profession) (2 Tim. 3-5 AMP).
It is impossible to exist in a society with one another without some form of leadership. The Book of Judges contains a graphic description of the chaos, lawlessness and moral bankruptcy of the Israelite’s before the establishment of kings.
The Bible teaches that there is no authority except that which God has established. And that governing authorities are God’s servant for your good. When we oppose government we are opposing God, that is why we are to pray for our leaders and all in authority (Rom. 13, 1 Tim. 2:1-2). PRAY that the nation’s leaders seek the wisdom of God in their decision making. “For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers (Prov. 11:14).
The Church has the opportunity to rise up and make a significant impact on all the nations of the earth whether it be through prayer or influence in the spheres that we have been given to go into and make disciples. “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance” (Ps. 33:12). Many times we want the blessing without doing the praying.
May the grace, joy, and peace of God be yours through Jesus Christ our loving Lord. To Him be glory, now and forever.
Note: All Scriptures are taken from the New International Version unless otherwise noted.