God Created Government

A Truth to Live – God’s best for me is to live and serve under a government that follows the truths and principles of His Scripture.  In this way people are cared for, the poor are given opportunity and the rich become generous with what has been entrusted to them. Living honorable lives within my community will showcase the glory of God even when governments fail to meet God’s standards.

Scripture – “Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right…show proper respect to everyone: love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king.”   1 Peter 2:13-17

Prayer – Gracious and Merciful Father, You rule from Your throne in Heaven. Thank You for designing government to punish the wrong and commend those who do right.  Help me today to pray for my leaders and to honor You in my words and conduct. In Jesus’ name, Amen.