The Purpose of Government

The Holy Spirit through Paul told us to subject ourselves to the government, because God put the government in place. That means if we resist the government, we resist God (Romans 13:1, 2).
Paul explained further, “For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same” (Romans 13:3).
Does the government always function as it should? No, but do you always function as you should? Yet, you still want people to treat you right. Likewise, we should treat the government right because God put the government in place to fight evil and for the most part they do that, but when they fail to do that, it makes the news and so we think that is the way the government always operates.
Whether you agree with that assessment or not, be sure that you follow Paul’s instructions, for they are not his instructions, but that of the Holy Spirit.

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Don Ruhl

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