The Wrath of man.
“For the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.” James 1:20 (NKJV)
Christian leaders have often used the Bible globally at the expense of the Kingdom of God.
Politicians on each side of the divide not only quote from the Bible to justify their political ideology but unfortunately have some “men of God” endorsing their actions with ”approval” from God.
In most regions of the world where the Church leaders with Bibles had descended into the murky waters of politics has mostly been due to their personal economic gains, popularity, and fame with men.
Samuel in the Bible heard from God directly and told the nation what to do and never personally enriched himself through that responsibility of watching over that nation.
Yes, they do access ”corridors of power,” but at the end the day it’s their personal families that are enriched with visible wealth not for their denominations but for the individual family dynasties.
The kingdom of God can only be expanded through God’s righteousness and holiness.
When Church leaders fight each other using politics as an excuse, evangelism and discipleship are suppressed for political gains which weakens the body of Christ.
It’s rare today to find Christians who can live truly without blemish occupy their God-assigned platforms in the market place.
Politics has so much consumed the church that leaders are preaching politics and not the undiluted Word of God.
The early apostles were initially disappointed that Jesus did not get into secular politics and give them power and prominence.
The way of the Cross-is through a daily victorious living of the crucified life.
This is what establishes and build the kingdom of God and not necessarily through the ballot box.
Compromised Christian life makes the church go round in circles like the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness.
”Post this at all the intersections, dear friends: Lead with your ears, follow up with your tongue, and let anger straggle along in the rear. God’s righteousness doesn’t grow from human anger. So throw all spoiled virtue and cancerous evil in the garbage. In simple humility, let our gardener, God, landscape you with the Word, making a salvation-garden of your life.” James 1:20-21 (MSG)