Fear of God Devotional: What Happens to a Country When Civil Magistrates Do Not Fear God

When leaders of a nation do not fear God, the results are disastrous.

Mala Chindongo illustrates this idea by explaining how in Malawi, the economy is in shambles. Millions of people are struggling just to make ends meet. He explains that the reason why this happened is because Malawi had leaders who did not fear God.

The leaders were involved in financial corruption and they and their people have suffered the consequences.

If only they feared God and believed that He is omnipresent and omniscient and that nothing they do, even in secret, would be hidden, things would be much different. Yet, we are sadly seeing the harvest of what evil leaders have sown many years prior.

Are we setting a good example of fearing God for those around us?

Psalm 146:3-4 (NKJV) – “Do not put your trust in princes, nor in a son of man, in whom there is no help. His spirit departs, he returns to his earth; in that very day his plans perish.”