This was the text for our Sunday school lesson today.
1 Peter 2:13-17
Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.
That last little bit is the hardest part for me.
I know that the US does not have an emperor. But, in the sense that the emperor is the highest office of an empire, our President fills that position over me. I’m having difficulty honoring him when I am so vehemently opposed to his agenda and policies.
How are you doing in this regard?