Vice President of the BVI Christian Council (BVICC), Mrs Rosemarie Flax has warned the newly elected Government of Dr The Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) to not overlook certain things, including those who can become ‘bitter roots’ that can fester and cripple the plans of the Government.
Mrs Flax was at the time speaking on behalf of the President of the Council, in a Service of Thanksgiving for the Elected Members to the House of Assembly on May 16, 2023.
Touching on leadership, Mrs Flax said Moses was as flawed as they could come with qualities including arrogance, stubbornness and doubtfulness, yet God faithfully walked with him and eventually guided him to lead people out of captivity.
Bitter roots 'cause trouble & defile many'- Mrs Flax
“I highlight a couple of things, not to overlook in your tenure, Hebrews 12:25. See to it that no one misses the grace of God, and that no bitter root grows up among you to cause trouble and defile many.”
She added that resentment causes bitterness, and festers if not dealt with quickly, [it] can cause harm, “Even crippling your programmes, your plans, and your systems. Resentment grows bitterness and can strain relationships beyond human repair. My encouragement to you, is if this happens, to go to your grace giver quickly and ask for guidance."
Meanwhile, Mrs Flax congratulated all the elected members of the House of Assembly.
”I appreciate your energy, sacrifice and collective achievements. The BVI Christian Council thanks you for this opportunity to bring words of exhortation as you head into the 5th House of Assembly.”
Mrs Flax was at the time speaking on
behalf of the President of the Council, in a Service of Thanksgiving for
the Elected Members to the House of Assembly on May 16, 2023, ahead of
re-opening of the house.
God created a perfect society- Mrs Flax
She then went on to detail that it was God who created a perfect theopathic society, but the people broke the rules and instead of a God-focused society and government, it became a people-focused society and government.
“Since then, there has never been a perfect government. Genesis 6 records that Noah was not a perfect man, yet he found grace in the eyes of the Lord. Abraham and Sarah were marked with disbelief and disobedience, yet God remained faithful to his promise to them,” she said.