The governor of Gorontalo, Rusli Habibie, has enacted a local law requiring all government employees to pray together regularly and to attend half-hour sermons every Friday in an effort to discourage them from cheating on their spouses. He states that he has heard many reports of civil servants cheating. He goes on to say, “Their behavior is destroying the image of the government.” Some have criticized him, saying that infidelity is a private manner, but he disagrees.
Last year, in March, he gave instructions that male civil servants’ salaries be paid to their wives, so that way they couldn’t use the money to buy things for their girlfriends instead of taking care of their families. In July, Habibie also banned male employees from having female secretaries, saying that often secretaries became mistresses.
Praise God that Rusli Habibie is trying to help his staff live moral lives! Pray that Habibie, and his staff, will realize that the only way, though, that they can live truly right is through the power of the Holy Spirit.
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