A government you can love

The words weren't new to me, but hearing them read recently at a church service, I really took them in and let them change me: "I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; for kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty" (I Tim. 2:1, 2).

This Bible passage went straight to my heart and defined exactly the course of action I needed to take. I realized I needed to change the way I'd been thinking about government leaders and their actions. I needed to reach out and love the people in positions of power, regardless of their political affiliation, or even what I thought about their ability to govern. I needed to support them by knowing that it is God who governs them, because God governs the whole world.

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