With every distraction that comes our way on a daily basis it can be difficult to keep the perspective of the Word. But, oh how important it is. In these days we are living in the world needs women that know the Word! This seems to be a common theme in a lot of my blog posts written on headlines in the news, probably because the news is so full of heartache, slander, and sin.
1. The Bible tells us to Pray for Our Leaders & to Obey Our Leaders.
“I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.” -1 Timothy 2:1-2
“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.” -Romans 13:1-2
2.The Bible tells us to Get Educated
Hosea 4:6 says; “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you [the priestly nation] have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you that you shall be no priest to Me; seeing you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.”
3. The Bible tells us to pay Taxes
“Now tell us what you think about this: Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?” But Jesus knew their evil motives. “You hypocrites!” he said. “Why are you trying to trap me? Here, show me the coin used for the tax.” When they handed him a Roman coin, he asked, “Whose picture and title are stamped on it?” “Caesar’s,” they replied. “Well, then,” he said, “give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God.” -Matthew 22:17-21
4. The Bible tells us to help the Poor
“Give generously to the poor, not grudgingly, for the LORD your God will bless you in everything you do.” -Deuteronomy 15:10
5. The Bible tell us to Remember our True Citizenship
“But there’s far more to life for us. We’re citizens of high heaven! We’re waiting the arrival of the Savior, the Master, Jesus Christ, who will transform our earthy bodies into glorious bodies like his own. He’ll make us beautiful and whole with the same powerful skill by which he is putting everything as it should be, under and around him.” – Philippians 3:20-21
6. The Bible tells us to PRAY
“Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.”
2 Chronicles 7:14