Day 67 – Rom. 13

Yesterday we read of how the believer behaves toward other believers.... today, toward unbelievers.
V. 1-7 Every time there is an election, the right man always gets in, therefore the believer does not vote. It seems hard to realize that it makes no difference what kind of government we are under, or what laws may be made. Whether we like them or not, we are to obey them. (Not of course, if they are contrary to God's Word). Satan is the god of this world -2 Corinthians 4:44In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. (2 Corinthians 4:4), yet overruled by God. We are in the world, but not of it. If you are disobeying the government you are disobeying God. Read these seven verses again... they are God speaking to you and me.
V. 8-14 Two reasons for goodness. The first is love (8-10) the second is because the Lord is coming soon (11-14). The day of the Lord ("E" on chart) follows the day of tribulation ("D" on chart). It is drawing near.