Today’s Scripture: Let every soul be subject unto the high powers. For there is no power but of God; the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power resisteth the ordinance of God; and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation (Romans 13:1-2 KJV).
The highest authority is God. There are no powers but of God. God created the authorities ruling over us just as He created us. Romans 13:1-2, tells us that everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. He is the fountain of which all power flow, and He delegates all authority. There are several forms of human government designed for men and by men, and there are those in power who assume it of themselves. Those who abuse their power are subject to judgment in the end. He who rebels against the authorities’ rebels against what God has instituted and rebellion brings judgment on themselves.
Jesus is our example of the behavior and attitude for those in leadership or authoritative positions. The Bible is clear about the relationship between the believer and government. We are to submit ourselves to God and to the governing authorities established by Him. All government and authorities exists to serve those they govern. They are to treat those whom they govern justly and with fairness. Even if those in leadership positions do not live up to their roles, we should still live up to godly standards. As Christians, if we are asked to do anythings that is in direct disobedience to God or His Word, we are to respectfully disobey those in leadership. We are to remain loyal and stand in faithful confidence of the Lord’s power to protect and deliver us (Psalm 91:14-15; Dan. 3:16-18).
God must be first in everything that concerns us. He will not take second place to anyone or anything. He should be first in our hearts, home, schools, businesses, government, market places, and everywhere. God will not bless what He has not authorized. Change starts with God. Everything is subject to change, either for good or for bad, but God remains the same. James 4:7 tells us to submit ourselves to God, resist the devil, and he will flee; that in due time God will exhault you. The humble of heart are submissive. Obedience requires us to humble ourselves and allows us to surrender to God, and to governing authorities.
After we put God first and keep Him first, we will then began to see change and everything will come to order. God is a holy God and He will not allow sin to rule. God is faithful to fulfill His every promise. The choice is yours. More of the same or a better life in Jesus Christ?
Blessing to you!