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Is our nation living under a curse?

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Fri Jan 30, 2015

Editor: Is this nation living under a curse? Or is God angry at this nation? These questions are very serious and the answers are worth attempting.{{more}}

The Bible tells us that “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” Psalms 33:12 and “Righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a reproach to any people”. Proverbs 14:34.

As we look at this nation and the way we are treating God and are living, there is indeed cause for concern that can lead us to wonder if this nation has forgotten God.

Sin of all kinds have been practised and embraced amongst us. We seem to think that it is okay to do anything we want. So, if we are not living righteously, we cannot be exalted as a nation. On the other hand, could it be that because of our sinful practice, we have received a reproach?

The many incidents and accidents that are so frequent in this land give rise to the aforementioned questions. If we are honest with ourselves, we would agree that God is speaking. But have we been listening and taking heed?

God is not only a God of love, but He is also a God of judgment. He hates sin, but loves the sinners. Therefore, there comes a time when God’s anger would turn to wrath. For, when He speaks and we fail to listen and take heed, then He would act in judgment.

This country has gone through so many disasters, incidents of various kinds and accidents, yet we as a people have not changed. It is time that we turned to God. It is time that as a nation we repent from our evil and live righteously before God.

It is time that we as a people do as 2 Chronicles 7:14, says, “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

Thus, maybe our land is sick and needs a healing. Let us then be desirous of righteousness, so that this blessed land of ours be healed by taking heed and do as the previously mentioned verse asks us to do. May God bless this land of ours!

Kennard King

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