Does God expect us to honor those in authority over us?

Respect for Authority

13 Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and they will be punished. For the authorities do not strike fear in people who are doing right, but in those who are doing wrong. Would you like to live without fear of the authorities? Do what is right, and they will honor you. The authorities are God’s servants, sent for your good. But if you are doing wrong, of course you should be afraid, for they have the power to punish you. They are God’s servants, sent for the very purpose of punishing those who do what is wrong. So you must submit to them, not only to avoid punishment, but also to keep a clear conscience.
Pay your taxes, too, for these same reasons. For government workers need to be paid. They are serving God in what they do. Give to everyone what you owe them: Pay your taxes and government fees to those who collect them, and give respect and honor to those who are in authority.

Romans 13

No matter what side you are on democrats or republican, here  in the USA there is much debate about how we should act toward any public fiqure in authority over us.  What if they are not following God's laws?  What if they make selfish and immoral decisions for us?  What if they oppress the people? 
Read the chapter of the HOLY bible above then you decide based on that Holy word of God.  They are not my words they are the inspired word of God. 

Besides, is not God able to deliver you from all evil?  Is God's hand too short to save you from too high a tax or lack of good laws around you?  God can do anything and does everything for the good of those who believe and worship Him in Truth and Trust.  

read the rest of Romans 13 today.  Live giving advice for us all......

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