Responding to Authority
May 6, 2018 | Justin R. Jones | Have you ever had anyone pull a power play on you? A co-worker goes to your boss rather than you to resolve a conflict with you. The government suddenly seizes your business assets, ruining your business, even though you have done nothing wrong. Your spouse uses social media to shame you because of a fight you’ve had over a simple misunderstanding. Many times we want to stand up for our rights but God has a different idea in mind. In His Kingdom, we must ask the question “why” does He have me in this situation? It may be His intention to forfeit our rights in order to establish relationships that will lead people to Him. We begin with the question “why” should we show civil obedience to a government we disagree with?