“It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right.”
- Thoreau, Civil Disobedience (1849)
Since God is the Absolute Sovereign of the universe, He alone deserves reverential fear.
We should submit to no lesser governor who dares countermand His rules for living.
No matter what society says is permissible, we should walk heaven’s high road.
In every situation, we should honor God above all earthly legal authority.
A higher law of integrity outshines the common practice of compromise.
A higher law of life conquers and cancels the dreadful reign of death.
A higher law of hope transcends the suffocating rule of despair.
A higher law of freedom breaks the merciless tyranny of sin.
Civil disobedience is imperative when human ideas clash with heavenly directives.
Whatever the god of the world advocates, God’s Word is the final answer.
Whatever earthly kings say, the King of kings is the highest authority.
Whatever opinion polls say, we should fear God, nothing else.
“Because the midwives feared God, they refused to obey the king.”
(Exodus 1:17 NLT)
Johnny R. Almond
Christian preacher and writer
Author, Gentle Whispers from Eternity
This devotion based on Day 37 of Gentle Whispers from Eternity]
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