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or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right.

-- 1 Peter 2:14

If you have ever been pulled over by a policeman you might say, “I’m not sure he was sent by God to give me a ticket.” According to this verse it is true and he is just reminding you that you are the evildoer and you better straighten up. It is also refreshing when they do praise a Christian for doing good, because it is so unusual. There are examples in the Bible like Daniel and Joseph, but they are rare, more often, it is the other way, where you are punished for doing good. God is speaking about what is ideal and he is saying you should operate on the assumption that the leader is ideal and will reward you. If you do this, and he doesn’t do his or her part, at least God will reward you for doing as he asked.

Posted Friday, 15 November 2019 by PastorPeter

Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.

-- Hebrews 13:17

If you have ever been asked to take the lead on a project, and you humbly agree to give it a try, and then only bad things are say about the way you did it, you will understand. You may also decide to never give it a try again. God is saying to you, “Go lead this.” and you say to him, “You know what happened last time and how I vowed to never do it again. That is why this verse is saying, let them do it with joy, because with grief they may quit or worse die trying without support. If either happens, who will do it for you then, who will sum up the courage to lead when God calls on them to do it? God is right, it will be unprofitable for you if your leaders are all gun shy.

Posted Thursday, 14 November 2019 by PastorPeter

Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.

-- Hebrews 13:17

God has gives us leaders and he wants them to do their best for us, and on top of that he is keeping a close eye on how well they do and the verse says they will give an account. It is something that a leader would be wise to approach with fear and trembling, because to mess up carries consequences. To choose to cause harm on purpose comes under a whole other level, and would put them in a place before God where no one would want to be. The other side of this coin is for the followers, and if we as a follower decide to disobey, knowing full well that all the evidence points to the leader trying his or her hardest, and seeking God’s glory instead of their own, heaven help us if we don’t submit.

Posted Wednesday, 13 November 2019 by PastorPeter
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