Respect people because they are created by God
- Show respect even when they don’t deserve it
- Care about people
Are we guilty of not showing respect? In the grocery store, at work, on facebook?
All authority is established by God – Romans 13:1
It’s up to us to get our eyes off broken human vessels that occupy positions of authority (any authority in our lives) and instead give respect to the position of authority they hold and the very fact that they were placed in authority by God.
We Pay our Dues:
Taxes, Revenue, Respect, Honor
This comes from loving others.
We owe love and it is evident by how we live.
We are to respect authority that God has placed in our nation
Scripture is the same, regardless of politics and opinion. We are a people who choose to honor governing authority.
King David was placed in authority by God, not perfect though.
Good and bad kings were placed in authority
God has plans beyond our comprehension
How do we walk through all of this if “this is us?”
We remember and practice that…
- We are a people who trust God
- We are a people who pay our dues, taxes, bills
- We are a people who honor our leaders because ALL authority is appointed by God.
- Whoever loves others has fulfilled the law
- We are a people who pray for our leaders
God can and will move in the hearts of our leaders and our responsibility is to pray for them!
-Don’t withhold basic respect to those around us
-Submit to authority placed over us
-Walk in love, pray, and trust The Lord