Respect Authority

While they were at Hazeroth, Miriam and Aaron criticized Moses because he had married a Cushite woman. They said, “Has the LORD spoken only through Moses? Hasn’t he spoken through us, too?” But the LORD heard them.

(Numbers 12:1-2 NLT)

People aren’t perfect, let alone those who are in authority. Nevertheless, God established authority and expects us to respect those He has placed in power, and even pray for them. When Miriam and Aaron began to talk against Moses, Israel’s leader, the Lord “heard” it and disciplined them for it especially since Moses had done nothing wrong. Sadly, there’s greater disrespect for authority these days, and God continues to call out those who have no regard for it. We’re to obey those in power, except, of course, when what they ask isn’t in keeping with God’s holy law.

Respect for authority is respect for God who established it.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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