I Peter 2:13,14 (GNT) Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake; whether it be the king, as supreme, or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
God used government authority in the lives of many people in the Bible to accomplish His purposes in their lives. Scripture tells us that even the king’s heart is in the hand of God (Read Proverbs 21:1). God uses these authorities to continue the work that He has started in us and will continue to manifest His character in us through governmental authorities. I know you are wondering what am I saying in light of world events!
Moses and Pharaoh, Joseph and Potiphar, Daniel and Nebuchadnezzar, Esther and the king, Jesus and Pilate, and many others throughout the Bible became great men and women of God because they gave those in authority their rightful place. If we find it difficult to live under the authorities in our life, we’ll usually find it difficult to submit to the will of God in our lives too.
Point to ponder- We must not obey the government when it calls us to compromise God’s purposes and will. Issues that violate the Word of God may require civil disobedience. However, each person must evaluate these situations in light of what God’s Word says and be true to their own conscience. How are you doing as related to authority in your life? The Lord, spiritual leaders, your government leaders, your parents, well as you can see with our world climate it’s really time to Pray!
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