How are the mighty fallen?

Nicola Sturgeon, former First Minister of Scotland and Leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) from 2014 to 2023.

“‭How are the mighty‭ fallen‭‭, and the weapons‭ of war‭ perished‭‭!‭”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬  2 Samuel 1:27.

A headline in one of the national ‘dailies’, commenting on the ‘fall from grace’ by Nicola Sturgeon, former leader of the Scottish Nationalist Party, expresses the startling and sobering character of recent events in Scotland’s politics.

The humiliating eight-year fall from grace of the woman who could not imagine being wrong… Nicola Sturgeon was once the most popular leader in the Western world. Now she stands amid the ruins of her career. How DID it come to this?”

How indeed?

The most important element of the many-sided answer to this question is the solemn Biblical truth: “‭Be‭‭ not‭ deceived‭‭; God‭ is‭‭ not‭ mocked‭‭: for‭ whatsoever‭‭ a man‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ ‭‭‭‭‭(or woman)‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭ soweth‭‭, that‭ shall he‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ (or she)‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭ also‭ reap‭‭,‭”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ (Galatians 6:7) and that God “‭‭will render‭‭ to every man‭ (or woman) according‭ to his‬‬‬‬‬‬ (or her)‭‭‭‭‭‭‭ deeds‭,‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬”‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬(Romans 2:6).

Nicola Sturgeon, a woman it would be easy to consider as atheistic in her outlook, since her political policies have largely been marked by an anti-Bible characteristic, has felt at least something of the fate that awaits those who believe that they are greater than the Lord and can victoriously defy His truth and triumph over Him.

From being, as the columnist claims, ‘once the most popular leader in the Western world’ she has descended to a police cell and questioned regarding the financial scandal surrounding SNP funds.

I believe that few will fail to see the connection between her support for sodomite/transexualism, manifested in the case of male rapist, Adam Graham, who demanded that he be called female and be housed in a woman’s prison. She finally said of Graham in February of this year that he was ‘almost certainly’ faking that he was ‘transexual’!

That was a stating of the obvious since every such claim is a FAKE!

The case of Nicola Sturgeon is another case of the Lord warning, in mercy, that He cannot be defied. Those that attempt to do will taste the bitterness of utter defeat and shame.

“‭Let every‭ soul‭ be subject‭‭ unto the higher‭‭ powers‭. For‭ there is‭‭ no‭ power‭ but‭ of‭ God‭:‭ the powers‭ that be‭‭ are‭‭ ordained‭‭ of‭ God‭.‭ ‭Whosoever therefore‭ resisteth‭‭ the power‭, resisteth‭‭ the ordinance‭ of God‭: and‭ they that resist‭‭ shall receive‭‭ to themselves‭ damnation‭,‭”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Romans 13:1-2.

Sincerely in Christ’s name,

Ivan Foster

June 13th, 2023