Corruption in High Places – It is time to Pray!

The media is harping on the great findings of the investigations and the scams that has been rocking our country since the last one year. Japan was hit by a tsunami of water, but India seem to be hit by a tsunami of scams and scandals. It does not seem to end. Everyday headlines can almost now be predicted. The public is fed up and is now crying foul. 

But there is one interesting that is to be pointed out.  The elected party and minister is a democratically elected one which means, this election represent the majority decision and choice. The one elected would be a representative of the general public.  Therefore, if the elected one is corrupt, it is important to note that the public is also corrupt.  Corruption is there in each one of us. It is deep rooted. We need to stop pointing fingers and start praying for them. We need to deal with the corruption that is inside of us. What can route this corrupt nature from with us? Who can do this? The Bible says that for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Rom 3:23).  See the testimony a man who struggles with sin from Romans 7.24;  but I am of the flesh, sold under sin. For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good. So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members.  Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?

What a profound question?  The answer to this will will be the answer to route corruption from our societies. The same man who said the above statements gives a profound answer to this million dollar question. He says:  I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me (Gal 2:20). The problem with us seems to be the nature of corruption that tends to lead us to doing wrong. We end up hurting other, breaking rules, defying authority and  hatred, lying,  immorality, and rebellion has become normal part of our lives. The only way to deal with this nature is to put it to death.  When believe that Jesus died on the cross for our sins, automatically, we identify with the death of Jesus, and the our corrupt nature starts to face the cross of Christ. If we allow, the corrupt nature will be put to death. There is victory in the death of Jesus! There is hope. We will see one day  society free of corruption.

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