Dominating the media last week and I suppose this week is the news of MP’s expenses. Suggestions and suspicions became a reality when the Daily Telegraph somehow got hold of the expense claims materials and began to publish them. MPs on both sides of the House are affected. The facts are too much for me to begin to list here. One thing is clear though, the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Conservative party, who apologised, are both saying that the system needs to change. A system that was designed by the Commons for the Commons without accountability to any independent agency or body was always suspect and flawed even though claims were made within the allowed rules. Accountability is what is really needed here, a system where there are checks and balances to ensure opportunities for what we have seen and heard these last few days are reduced to the barest minimum or completely removed. What we have seen recently is damaging and bad publicity for politics and government in this country and questions the integrity of some, not all, of our national political leaders. This should not be so. I pray that God’s widsom would prevail and that confidence in our leaders as public servants who put the interest of the public first before their personal priorities and agendas is restored and I dare add, restored sooner rather than later!
A word for your week ~ Psalm 112:4
Beloved, our text this week says “Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness; He is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.” I am grateful to God for His word. The word of God is so rich with encouragement that when we carefully study and follow it, we are guaranteed to be inspired, motivated and full of faith! Our text, by implication, says regardless of what negative thing maybe happening to a man or woman that is upright, God will ensure their safety. Darkness is synonymous with terror, evil, wickedness and every negative thing you can think of, while light is synonymous with good, direction, progress, etc and every postitive thing that can happen to anyone. So, the encouragement for this week is that as an upright man or woman, regardless of what the devil or life tries to impose on you, light, escape or the solution will rise for you. Light is the solution for darkness, so, whatever the problem, issue or challenge, as an upright man or woman before God, you will always have the solution to the issue or challenge. Boy, you need to praise God and bless His holy name! But remember that the key is that you are upright before Him, are you? I hope and pray so!
As you begin a new week today, I prophesy that…
- Your week shall be one of joy and rejoicing in the Lord!
- Good news shall come to you from far and near!
- The blessings of God shall be on you and your tent!
- The solution to every challenge or issue you are wrestling with shall not elude you!
- You are blessed and highly favoured!
Have a great week!