Friday, December 21, 2007

Fear God, Honor the King.

As I read Romans 13 today, I'm reminded to honor and respect those who are placed in authority over me.
Romans 13:7 Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.

But something always comes to mind when I read verses like these. I am supposed to honor those in authority - but I am to fear the Lord.
1 Peter 2:17 Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king.

God, please help me not to be afraid of anyone but you. Let me live a life free from the fear of man.

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