Nehemiah 9:37 And it yieldeth much increase unto the kings whom thou hast set over us because of our sins: also they have dominion over our bodies, and over our cattle, at their pleasure, and we are in great distress.
Nehemiah points us that the oppressing kings prosper, enjoying increase for the labor of the children of Israel. Because of sin, those that should be served become servants. Those that should reign run errands for fools. The enemy understands this principle and that is why he hides the dangers of sin and seduces people into clever traps … once they fall, they will begin to serve vassals of evil joyfully albeit unknowingly. How can I say more emphatically “fight sin daily in your life, till it dies …then look again, and be extremely vigilant.”
God “sets” evil kings over His children to oppress them…priests, princes, and fathers all serve these evil kings and the people are burdened with poverty and taxes, groaning for relief …until they cry to God and repent … but the question we must ask is if they repent because of their distress or if they have come to the knowledge of truth.
There is a strong linkage between the spiritual condition of God’s children and the type of leadership in the land. Sin has a much wider implications than most realise.
Verses for further meditation
John 5:14 ; James 4:17
Thoughts for Business and the work place
Leaders who do not tackle and defeat sin will eventually be knocked down by it.
Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, help me to win the battle against sin in my life. Amen
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