Romans 13:1 “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.”
General Washington wrote:
“While we are zealously performing the duties of good Citizens and soldiers we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of Religion. To the distinguished Character of Patriot, it should be our highest Glory to add the more distinguished Character of Christian.”
We are to be Patriots and Christians. In many ways, they are complimentary titles with the latter being more distinguished than the former. We must embrace both roles, insuring that our Lord is glorified by our activity in both arenas. We are to be inattentive to neither and zealous in both.
Our highest glory comes from a character that is Christian. We will have the most impact in our citizenship roles when we keep ourselves subject unto the higher powers. PLEASE PRAY FOR A CITIZENSHIP ROLE THAT IS COMPLIMENTARY TO OUR CHRISTIAN CHARACTER. We sometimes attend to the role of one or the other, while we should always be attentive to both.
SET YOUR ALARM: If you’re alarmed (that American society is changing the meaning of the Bible and the Constitution), set your alarm (to pray for our nation)!