The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me. Psalm 16:6

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

God Has Established

"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. Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves." Romans 13:1-2

I am thrilled to throw my support behind President-Elect Obama today. I have been thinking about this all day, and I really am. Not because I agree with him on the majority of his policies, but because he is God's man for the job. And God is sovereign and has a purpose for everything. May we, as Christians, set ourselves apart by respectfully submitting to the authority established by God.

I praise Him for another day of breath.

I praise Him that I have seen the first black man elected president of the US.

I praise Him for the privilege of living in this country where we are wealthy not only in the freedoms we possess, but also in the abundance of provision from His hand.

And I praise Him that I can wake up on the day after an ugly election season, where my man lost, and still know that He, the Creator of the Universe, is the One who "rules forever by His power, his eyes watch the nations..." Psalm 66:7

To God be the glory, great things He hath done...


Carol Gibson said...

Well put my dear friend.. Thank you so much for the reminder of what our attitude and position (as Christians) should be towards those put in authority. Praise the Lord for His goodness.
Have a great day Nancy!

Benjamin said...

I don't think Paul knew about Barak Obama, though. I mean, this passage is obviously "cultural"