Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Fulfilling the Law

Today God has placed Romans 13:1-8 on my heart which says: 

Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established.The authorities that exist have been established by God.Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience. This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor. Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.

I typically do not write about politics. In one previous post I wrote about respecting one another and being a godly example when we discuss politics. I had to remind myself of that last night multiple times during the election results. 

Finally I just turned off my computer and pulled out my Bible and God lead me to Romans 13:1-8.

Remember the fact that we may be the only Christian example that a person sees. Do you want to be what turns them away because of the ugly words spoken (or written) about the election of a leader that God allowed to be put in place? Fulfill the law, love others. Leave hateful speech out of it. 

"Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities,
for there is no authority except that which God has established.
The authorities that exist have been established by God."
Romans 13:1

1 comment:

  1. I really appreciate this post after reading all the negative comments about President Obama from people identifying as Christians. Frankly, those remarks are disgusting and prejudicial and have no place in any kind of "Christian" conversation. Jesus was a socialist, after all.


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