Much is said throughout the Bible on the treatment of those in authority. For instance, we are instructed to pray for those who have the rule over us. In Exodus 22:28, the Bible declares that we are not to blaspheme our leaders. This verse is clear on the treatment of those who are in authority.
It is ever growing popular for Americans to be disrespectful of our leaders. However, the Bible condemns that type of behavior. God likens condemnation of leaders to condemnation of Himself. In writing to the church in Rome, the Apostle Paul said, “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God; the powers that be are ordained of God.”
Our political structure allows us great freedom to express ourselves and for that freedom we should be thankful. However, we should be mindful how we act on that freedom. All through God’s Word, we are instructed that authority is given to us by God. As we are truly blessed to have the privilege of voicing our opinions and being heard, we need to do that in a decent and respectful manner. The outlandish, offensive acts that we are seeing countrywide are happening ever too frequently and are not something we as Christians should ever be a part of, not even if it was meant to be funny or entertaining.
We must honor our leaders whether we agree with their political views or not. We need to hold them up in prayer. I didn’t say it, God did. There are times we may not respect the person, but we can respect the position. This will win favor with God.