Everyone must submit himself 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, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.
Being the President must be a thankless job. It must be a stressful job. No matter what side of the aisle you are on, no matter what decisions you make; roughly 50% of the people are not going to be happy with you. Close to half of the country inevitably will disagree with your decisions. I can’t imagine trying to please everyone in the country for one whole day, let alone four years.
In the U.S. we have the freedom to disagree with our government officials and many feel that the First Amendment allows us to express that disagreement pretty much any way we want to. As you have no doubt observed, this quickly gets out of hand. People express their displeasure with the government through angry bumper stickers, inflammatory emails and vicious comments on blogs and Facebook posts all over the Internet. There is often no respect for the position or for the person in authority. Perhaps we too at times are tempted to join in and to vent our displeasure in sinful ways.
God is not pleased. He commands and encourages us to submit to the governing authorities. God intends to bless us through the government that he has established. God says, “Whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.” That is a fate we all deserve for our sins.
The good news is that Jesus came to pay for those sins and he faced judgment so that we wouldn’t have to. He gave his life to pay for our rebellion and disrespect, and he shed his blood to forever wash those sins away. Now as his forgiven children he gives us government and leaders all in an effort to bless us in so many ways. He asks us to follow his example in honoring the government as God’s appointed representatives. While being the President may be a thankless job, let us not forget to thank God for the blessings we have through our government.
Dear Father in heaven, thank you for blessing me in so many ways through the government you have established. Help me to see my governing authorities as your appointed representatives. Bless our nation’s leaders with wisdom and grant them a willingness to listen to your Word. Amen.
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