Obey man's law
12.7.15 You know where I work @ I see a lot of people who don't obey the law. We have a lot of people who get seat belt tickets, speeding tickets, no insurance tickets...etc... If you are a Christian what does God say about obeying man's law?
Romans 13:1 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. 4 For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.
God created government to establish order, punish evil, and promote justice (Genesis 9:6; 1 Corinthians 14:33; Romans 12:8). We are to obey the government in everything—paying taxes, obeying rules and laws, and showing respect. If we do not, we are ultimately showing disrespect towards God, for He is the One who placed that government over us.
(Acts 5:29)--"But Peter and the apostles answered and said, We must obey God rather than men."
(Romans 13:1)--"Let every person be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God."
(1 Peter 2:13)--"Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority,"
The simple answer is that Christians are to obey human law except where that human law violates God's Law. Our supreme duty is to obey God. Since God tells us to also obey human laws, we should. But, when they come in conflict, we are to "obey God rather than men."
So the next time you get in your car and don't put your seat belt on, or your going over the speed limit remember what God says.
Lord I come to You thanking You for the laws because I know they are there to make us safer. Lord I want to ask that if there's 1 of my facebook family or friends that disobey the law that You speak to them because we are suppose to be a witness for You God. Lord please be with my facebook family and friends and know I love You. I ask these things in Jesus Name Amen.