The wait is finally over feels like it has been forever, but we finally have a president. After all the drama, injunctions and speculation, Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika was announced as the president Malawi has chosen.
Some people are happy, some are sad, some are angry some don’t know how to feel but there is not much we can do. Since I do not know much about our new president’s style of leadership, I can only hope he displays the characters I mentioned in part one of this blog.
Since I looked to the bible for a guide on who to vote for its only right to go back to it to what it says on how to react to this new leader. I love what Romans 13:1-7 (ESV) says about government and all people who have been put in positions of leadership;
“Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.”
I couldn’t have summed it all up any better than this verse, a lot has happened this past 8 days but one thing remains and shall always remain, God is sovereign, he does whatsoever he pleases.