Remind the People to be Subject to Rulers and Authorities

As Christians, we are obligated to obey the law of the land inasmuch as it does not cause us to violate the law of God. We therefore are subject to the rulers and authorities of our country, even as the Bible teaches:

“Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, 2 to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone.” – Titus 3:1 NIV

We have a privilege in our country to choose those who rule and have authority over us. I hope that our readers go to the polls to vote today. It may sometimes feel fruitless: we hope, we pray, we vote, and still Washington and our State houses get more corrupt each year. Regardless, we do have a voice, which is lot more than those in other countries.

And once our voices are heard (or not), and the election is over, even if our candidates haven’t been elected, it is still our God-given duty to work with what He gives us. Yes, what He gives us…

“For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.” – Colossians 1:16 NIV

God bless you as you go to the polls today, and may God truly bless America.

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