In this morning’s sermon from Titus 3:1-2, we discussed the responsibility of Christians to honor, submit to, and obey their leaders.
Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.
Paul gives a similar command in Romans 13, which he grounds in the fact that God is sovereign over all authorities and is the one who establishes leaders and governments.
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.
Several people asked me after the sermon this morning what it looks like to pray for and honor our leaders when we disagree with them and their political views. Someone pointed me to a helpful blog post by Mark Altrogge at the Blazing Center blog. It is a short and easy read with some helpful instruction on how to pray for and honor our leaders.
I pray it is helpful to you in the pursuit of being the Christian citizen God has called each of us to be in the city of man while awaiting His glorious return!
To the Praise of His Glory!