Respect for Authority (Day 27)

Read Romans 13:1-7
   Are there times when we should not obey the government? We should never allow government to force us to disobey God. Jesus and His apostles never disobeyed the government for personal reasons; when they disobeyed, it was in order to follow God’s moral standards. Their disobedience was not cheap: They were threatened, beaten, thrown into jail, tortured, and executed for their convictions. Like them, if we are compelled to disobey, we must be ready to accept the consequences. 
   When authorities are unjust, upright people are afraid. In these verses, Paul is talking about authorities who are doing their duty. When these official are just, people who are right have nothing to fear.