Wednesday, November 5, 2008

History

With all of the family issues we've been dealing with the last few weeks, the election has not yet made an appearance on my blog.

But, seeing as history was made yesterday, I thought it fitting to at least acknowledge. And then, a Facebook friend posted this as her status, and I thought it powerful and compelling enough to steal:

"Let us not forget Romans 13:1-5 ... so act like you believe God's Word."

1 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.

2 Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.

3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you.

4 For he is God's servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God's servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.

5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience.

4 comments:

Amy (Metz) Walker said...

Great post, girl! Bottom line, whether we agree or not, we are to respect the leadership that has been established.

The Balsmeyer Family said...

Thank you for that, Monica. People forget.

Erika said...

Wow. Glad you posted this; I needed it. Thank you!

Kendra said...

Such a wonderful reminder. I was very impressed by the speech John McCain gave last night, it seems he was under this mindset as well.
God bless America!!!!