✏ I care about what’s going on in the world and I love my country. I respect the president because the Bibles says to respect your leadership and pray for the leaders. Hate gets you nowhere…No one is perfect… We all have faults. That’s why we pray for our leaders. They have guidance and wisdom to make good choices. It is as simple as that.
▶️1 Peter 2:7 <NLT> “Respect everyone, and love the family of believers. Fear God, and respect the king.” (Meaning respect the leaders/government.)
▶️1 Timothy 1: 2:1-2 <NIV> “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. “
God Knows what is going on and nothing happens without him.
▶️Daniel 2:20-23 <ESV>
“Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, to whom belong wisdom and might. He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding; he reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him. To you, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise, for you have given me wisdom and might, and have now made known to me what we asked of you, for you have made known to us the king’s matter.”
📍Submission to Governing Authorities
▶️ Titus 3:1-2 <NIV>
“Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone.”
▶️Romans 13:1-7 <NIV>
“Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 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 you will be commended. For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience. This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.”
We need to stand together and pray. Not just for our government, but also each other!
▶️Matthew 12:25 <NLT> Jesus knew their thoughts and replied, “Any kingdom divided by civil war is doomed. A town or family splintered by feuding will fall apart.
🔎Look up these verses on your own in your bible or on www.biblegateway.com.
I meant to write this last year. I am sorry it took me so long. God bless you and your love ones, today and always!