Romans 13:1-3 Be Subject to Government
Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.2 Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves. 3 For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same;
Most people don’t like to mix religion with politics, but Scripture is full of Lord using rulers, to do His will, even when the ruler was not a believer. God used King Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel 2, and gave him a vision in a dream, predicting major empires that would exist, until God’s final judgement. King Cyrus of Persia, was used by God rebuild, the house of God in Jerusalem, to fulfill prophecy from the book of Jeremiah. In Nehemiah chapter , the Lord moved King Artaxerxesx to prepare Israel, so the Hebrews could be released from captivity and make ready for the Messiah birth. And speaking of Jesus birth, God had moved Caesar Augustus, to ask for a census of all the Roman Empire, which had force Joseph to take Mary, who was pregnant with the Messiah, to traveled to Bethlehem, just in time, for prophecy to be fulfilled again, Jesus being born, in the city of David. Dear friends, some people like government rulers and some hate rulers, kings, queens , President, emperor & dictatorships. But Romans 13:1-2, says the Lord put them in power, and that is hard to understand for me understand, cause some rulers in the past and present were cruel, and even Peter says to accept the Emperor’s authority, in 1 Peter 2:13. The final and everlasting government and King will be the Lord Jesus Christ, are you ready to be governed by the King of Kings. God bless you all. Scripture inspired by the Holy Spirit, devotional by Samuel Head , trying to be God’s bondservant.