Respect Authorities

Your will B doneLet 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. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed (Romans 13:1-7).

Because it is God who appoint the government and give them this position, if you disobey them according to God’s laws, you are disobeying God. If we live according to God’s laws, we will have no problem with the authorities God placed over us, because it is for our good He appointed them and they are not there to punish good people but bad people. If we as God’s children live by His rule, we should not have any problem submitting to the authorities. Next time you go about your business, remember that it is God who place the authorities in place. God bless you.

  1 comment for “Respect Authorities

  1. Joseph Mukhebi Kwata
    06/10/2015 at 17:49

    The scripture reading has really inspired me. Keep it up!

    Liked by 1 person

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