Only One risen Saviuor

Only One risen Saviuor
There is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved - Jesus

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Resistance is?

13:1 "Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. 4 For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. 5 Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake. 6 For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God’s ministers attending continually to this very thing. 7 Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor."
The Jews really struggled to respect the Roman government thinking themselves "special" and "above" the "heathen Romans". God's word is plain. He sets up kingdoms and takes them down. We are to work humbly and peaceably in whatever system we find ourselves. It begins as children respecting the authority of our parents, then our teachers etc...

 It is true that sometimes we find ourselves "under" authority figures that are not doing the best job. Perhaps God placed them there to learn something about themselves. Perhaps He placed them there to teach us humility. It is not for us to know all the "whys". It is for us to be humble and do the tasks we're given in whatever position we find ourselves. Remember God's goal is not necessarily to have the right man in the right position from an ability point of view. His goal is to get His children Home.
Judas was a thief and Jesus appointed him treasurer. Eternity will show why.
Our "job" is simple: Humbly follow.

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