Since this is an election year I'm sure you've heard your fair share of political soundbites. We need less government. We need more government programs. We don't need government at all. We need higher taxes. We need more tax breaks. We need to eliminate all taxes. We need more laws. We need fewer laws. We need better enforcement of laws. We were founded on Biblical priniciples. We need separation of church and state. Every politician has their own agenda and plan. Every political analyst has their opinion on those agendas and plans. There's political debates, articles, blogs, facebook updates and tweets. AHHHHHH!!! It's enough to make your head spin and your eyes pop out! There are times when I think of moving to a secluded island until this election is over and done. But then I'm reminded of what the Bible says.
Romans 13:1 tells us that we should support human government because it is ordained by God. We may not like a certain politician but we are called to obey and respect the God ordained offices of government. God is a God of order and it is His will for us to live in a world of order. Without laws and government there would be absolute chaos and no restraint against evil. Laws were created not to legislate morality but to legislate against immorality.
While we may not agree on what changes are needed for our government there is one thing that we ALL need that will bring the best change of all...Jesus. He is the only one that can truly bring lasting change. His Word is powerful and changes hearts. So during this crazy year full of political soundbites and promises of change let's focus on the source of real change. Let's spread His message of love and eternal life.
Our pastor recently preached a 2 part message on The Christian and the Government and I highly recommend it. Click here to listen to the messages in their entirety.
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