On Wednesday, February 22, 2023, something strange happened during a hearing at the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court of Nigeria (SCN), Nigeria’s highest court, stated that it does not wish to be used as a scapegoat as a result of the old Naira notes case brought before it by ten state governments. The Punch Newspapers quoted Justice John Okoro as saying “you are not a stranger to this country. We don’t want a situation where the judiciary will be a scapegoat. We refuse to be the scapegoat. We are hearing this matter today. We don’t intend to keep this matter any longer. Whether they obey it or not.”
This is a disturbing incident. When there are no assurances that one can get justice from the highest court in the land, the future is bleak. One of the key principles of Christianity is justice, which includes ensuring that all people are treated fairly and equitably. In this case, the state governments are seeking justice by challenging the Federal Government’s decision to phase out the old Naira notes. But the Federal Government ignored the law and directives of the apex court. Any government or constituted authority that acts in contempt of court is irresponsible. And they are seeding the same nonsense in the heart of the general public.
Beyond the miracle-working Jesus, the prosperity Jesus and the give-me-breakthrough Jesus. We must recall a Jesus who taught that justice was more important than paying tithes (Matthew 23:23). Micah 4:6 says, “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God” Nigeria is a lawless country. This is a shame and disgrace to God. You cannot really prosper in a lawless place. Lawlessness is a hallmark of hell. You need to pray and bind the spirit of lawlessness in your world. And pray that law and order takes hold in your community.