Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Don't Condemn Government Officials

A friend of mine recently was challenged to read through the Bible in a year. She sent out a general challenge on facebook. A group of us girls responded and have been reading through the Bible together. It is great to know that someone is reading through the Bible with you and is keeping you accountable. You can read about all the things that she has learned in her One Year Plan.
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This morning, I was reading through about the Israelites setting up government. I was reading along and this verse jumped off the page.

Exodus 22:28
"Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people."

God was informing the Israelites not to curse their King...translated to now...don't condemn the government officials. How easy is that to do? Whichever side of the line we sit on, we are very tempted to complain about those who rule over us. What a rebuke to me today.

1 comment:

  1. I've been convicted about this same thing the past week. Romans 13 has a whole section on authority.


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