Public Servant VS Heavenly Servant
Many public servants know Romans 13:4, but do they know who they actually work for?
4 for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.
Romans 13 clearly tells us.
13 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval,
Have you ever been asked to stand for what God has appointed? If you work in the Military, as a First Responder, Medical or are a Faith Leader you surely have had to stand for what God has appointed.
Thank you for knowing Romans 13 the chapter and not Romans 13 : 4 the verse.
For those looking for the taxes: read on in chapter 13.
5 Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. 6 For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. 7 Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.