Respect is…Christian?

“Let 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.”

Our political climate at the moment is interesting to say the least, but not unusual. I remember visiting the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Texas a few years ago where Lee Harvey Oswald shot President Kennedy.

I was amazed to see in the museum a display with a full page newspaper ad that was printed before Kennedy’s visit blasting the president with all of the same ugly rhetoric we hear today.

Some parts of human nature never change.

That is why this passage from Romans 13:1 is always important for Christians to reflect upon.

“Let 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.”

This passage is sharing a clear message, honor those who are in authority with respect, courtesy and a godly willingness to work together for the common good.

Remember Paul wrote this letter to the church in Rome where Christians were being persecuted  by the government. Even then Paul called for Christians to act in godly ways towards those in authority.

Because how we act towards those in authority, even when we don’t agree, is a reflection of our Christian faith.

Great Lakes!

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Joanne says:

    So true!

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