A Poor Leader & a Great Ruler

Yesterday, the Prime Minister cancelled a planned trip to Lancashire. So many northern constituencies voted Tory in 2019, it is remarkable how important our county has suddenly become. Lancashire’s loss may soon be replicated across the country; I cannot see Mr Johnson keeping long his job. Revelations about Downing Street parties during lockdowns are refusing to go way. I have no problem with people meeting up and seeing each other; I object to lockdowns in general. I do detest hypocrisy among the rich and powerful. On 20th May 2020, when members of our chapel were legally prohibited from seeing each other, even to worship together at our Wednesday evening meeting, officials and politicians at Downing Street were enjoying each other’s company at a drinks reception. "You can meet one person outside of your household", was the message from government minister Oliver Dowden on the day of the garden party.

MPs, ministers and even Prime Ministers and royals, are not above the law. In reality, plenty of rich and powerful folk pick and choose which laws they deign to obey. From the beginnings of human government to the end of days, kings and presidents, queens and prime ministers have failed to live by the regulations they impose on others. Only the King of Heaven, God Himself, provides a perfect moral law by which to live, which He could never break. Indeed, He went further, for He determined to obey that law while warranting the penalty for its breakage; this we commemorate on Good Friday.

Mr Johnson will not, I think, head Her Majesty’s government much longer. He may be replaced by one more moral, more ethical, more consistent. Yet even this fresh face will have some closeted skeletons, some desire to enjoy the privileges that power inevitably bestows. I await the arrival of the perfect Ruler, that equitable Governor, to whose rule the Christian already yields.

…He raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way. Ephesians 1:19-23

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