October 2, 2006

Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience. Romans 13:5 (NIV)

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:33 am by Devotions with MYK. Come, walk with me.

   Scripture reads to “…submit to the authorities…” Which authorities? The answer is further explained in 1 Peter 2:13-14 (NIV) “…to every authority instituted among men…” Hebrews 13:17 (NIV) “…They keep watch over you as men who must give an account…”

   How many of us speed when driving? Looking out just in time to see that police cruiser hiding in the bush or at the top of the hill? Slowing down just in time to avoid them catching us, but still looking into the rear view mirror to make sure that they didn’t pull out after us? Now imagine CHRIST was riding with you. Would you have been speeding? Imagine HIM asking you to explain why you slowed down so fast. Imagine HIM asking you to explain what it was that you were looking for in the mirror. How would you answer?

   As followers of CHRIST we are told to obey the law. Why? For fear of punishment? Of course!!! The “…authorities…” are those that will give an account of our actions against the law. We will be ticketed or jailed. If a law is broken there must be an outcome of punishment that follows!!! No matter how minor it may seem we are to follow the laws that the LORD has allowed to be set before us. And if those laws are unfair or unjust we must take it to prayer and do battle with the authorities on their grounds!!!

   But as followers of CHRIST we must allow the conscience of GOD to lead us. The HOLY SPIRIT to guide us in what we do. What does it show the world if we only followed the law when it suited us, if we only followed the law because we might get caught? Without using words our actions would already answer the question that CHRIST asked. Without using words our actions become our witness.

   How have your actions witnessed to those around you? Pray. Pray for our submitting, not only to those in authority, but to the WORD of CHRIST!!! AMEN.

                                                     Your Brother in Arms for CHRIST

                                                                       M.Banuchi

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