In the Word
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God (Romans 13:1).
Of the Word
It’s easy to complain about politicians. It’s easy to complain about taxes. It’s easy to complain about the ineptness of government. Often times, it may seem like such complaints are well-earned. Yet, our Lord never calls on us to complain about those He has set in authority. In Romans, God reminds us that He has established governing authorities. Giving respect and honor to those in authority over us glorifies the Lord Who set them in these positions.
Even when the burglar pops the screen on the bedroom window, when the drug dealer persuades another child to give drugs a try, or when the terrorists hatch their evil plot, we know that our Lord has placed governing authorities over us.
We can take comfort in the fact that He has a plan to keep us safe and to provide justice when evil occurs.
Walking with my Lord
Thank You, Lord Jesus, for the people who serve as leaders among us. Guide them to work in ways that please You and benefit Your people. In Your name. Amen.