The worm is turning, and Kea in particular is happy. She has seen men, smug with power, think that they are immortal, that nothing will happen to them. She has seen the lies. I have seen people destroy their enemies by appealing for their resignations, assuming that anyone who considers the word of God as a guide and plumbline are unfit for any form of leadership.
Iain Lees-Galloway has been sacked for a consensual but inappropriate affair with a staffer from one of the agencies he was Minister for.
He will not stand at the election.
David Farrar, Kiwiblog
The left are blaming dirty politics. On Twitter. And blaming the leader of the opposition for talking about it. The timeline, was as far as I can reconstruct, the leader of the opposition talked to the prime minister after question time, got a contact for the PM, who received information from the complainant. She confronted the minister last night and told him he was being sacked: go and tell your family so they are forewarned. Collins said she'd passed information when directly asked if anyone from other parties had done thing similar to a MP she'd sacked for conduct unbecoming a couple of days ago. She said yes. PM announced his dismissal late morning. But that won't stop the left... and both of us are enjoying the way things are spinning as that which was hidden is shouted in public.
The word today corrects us. We should be in tears, in mourning, for the death of our nation, the death of righteousness, and the damnation of eternal souls. This is why schadenfreude is a vice. Though they hate us, and the purging of the pests and scum is a good thing, we should still have tears for those who will not seek the law.
And we should leave vengeance to God. He's more effective: he may share our grief and righteous anger, but he has more power. To repeat the teaching and truth: his delay in bringing justice is for our mercy, and it will be terrible.
129 Your testimonies are wonderful;
therefore my soul keeps them.
130 The unfolding of your words gives light;
it imparts understanding to the simple.
131 I open my mouth and pant,
because I long for your commandments.
132 Turn to me and be gracious to me,
as is your way with those who love your name.
133 Keep steady my steps according to your promise,
and let no iniquity get dominion over me.
134 Redeem me from man's oppression,
that I may keep your precepts.
135 Make your face shine upon your servant,
and teach me your statutes.
136 My eyes shed streams of tears,
because people do not keep your law
14 I do not write these things to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children. 15 For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel. 16 I urge you, then, be imitators of me. 17 That is why I sent you Timothy, my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, to remind you of my ways in Christ, as I teach them everywhere in every church. 18 Some are arrogant, as though I were not coming to you. 19 But I will come to you soon, if the Lord wills, and I will find out not the talk of these arrogant people but their power. 20 For the kingdom of God does not consist in talk but in power.
I'm not sure if we deserve this change. As a nation we have walked from God, and the current bunch of parliamentarians are products of three generations who consider their personal will more important than family, or nation, or God.
But this is not us. This is God. Anyone who does not see that a living God will twist the mind of our rulers as I play with Plasticine is a fool. Yes, we have many fools in leadership. Their arrogance is shown in their worship of intersectionality instead of competence.
But the will of God will, in the end triumph. This may not be the end. It may be the beginning of national repentance. May that be the case.
And may God's will be done.