“Remind the believers to submit to the government and its officers. They should be obedient, always ready to do what is good. 2 They must not slander anyone and must avoid quarreling. Instead, they should be gentle and show true humility to everyone. “If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men”
First of all, who is a Christian? I believe a Christian believes in Jesus Christ and the truths He teaches. He is a sinner who was saved from his sinful life after confessing and asking for forgiveness and now lives above sin. (1John3:9).
What do we mean by civic responsibility? Civic responsibilities are the duties and obligations expected of the people of a nation. The civil government belongs to God, the supreme Governor of the universe. God delegates authority to whomsoever He wills. But He is the judge of all. Although, frankly speaking, at times, the governor of a state may not be a godly man, the civil government remains of God; without it, there would be no society, security, or protection, and there would be uproar.
Though the knowledge of some people has been flawed due to the constant and unpalatable happenings in the country, God is still in control of the affairs of man. God is a God of order and regularity. He revealed this to us during the creation; therefore, He also wants us to follow His precepts. God wants us, as Christians, to obey constituted authority if what we are being told isn’t against the Word of God; however, “We must obey God rather than any human authority” (Acts 5:29). If you willfully do what pleases you and fail to perform your civic responsibility, you’re not doing what God expected of you.
As we pray for good governance, let’s be ready to support by pledging our allegiance as a nation. It behooves us as true children of God to support the government to the best of our abilities, whether we belong to a particular political party\tribe or not. We should believe that whoever makes it to the seat of power in any nation is there because God placed them there. Nothing can happen without the knowledge of God. Ecclesiastes 3: 1 & 15 says, “Everything that happens in this world happens at the time God chooses. Whatever happens or can happen has already happened before. God makes the same thing happen again and again.”
Remember, friend, a good citizen has several responsibilities, and God wants us to be committed to those responsibilities. Are you a faithful citizen? Prove it by the life you live.
Study Romans 13:1-14
- Father, I ask that you help me to perform my civic duties without hesitation or corruption.
- Father, please help us maintain peace and orderliness in this country.
- We pray that your will be done in this nation in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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