Daily Devotion – September 18, 2020

Proverbs 24:21-22

My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change: For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them both?

This proverb promotes reverence and respect for God and for the king, as His representative. It also warns against those who are out to change divine institutions or to overthrow civil governments. As Christians, we are to obey human governments, as long as we can do so without compromising our loyalty to God. If a government orders us to disobey God, we should refuse and humbly take the consequences. Under no circumstance should we join any plot to overthrow the human government, which God has established to promote righteousness.

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