Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed. John 20:29
It’s Friday and for some of us the end of the work week. It’s a great day to spread God’s love. Whenever you are spreading God’s love, be careful how you use it.
Yesterday, I witnessed a very nice person using her faith to get around rules. She said “I’m a Christian and I try to do what God would want me to do.” When we accept employment, we have a job to do and we are required to submit to authority. We do not have to break laws, just follow direction from our supervisors. Doing so doesn’t mean someone isn’t a Christian. God gives people authority on earth, but authority begins with submission (Mark 13:34; James 4:7). In Luke 7:2-10 the centurion understood that authority comes from being set under authority.
This reminds me of when I was a teenager and I tested the boundaries with my parents. There were always consequences that I didn’t understand or like. However, when I was raising my children everything became more clear to me. I wanted to protect them and make sure they were safe.
Often governmental rules are the same. They are enacted to protect the best overall interest of the public. The same people who complain to me about the rules, are usually the very people who want something done about others doing the same. It certainly is okay to complain and seek justice when you think you have been wronged or need an exception. It is equally okay to complain to management in a store or restaurant when you are unhappy with services or whatever you are purchasing. However, I would encourage you to avoid using your faith to get what you want. There are always others listening, and this behavior tends to turn people who are considering becoming a Christian away. It also tends to hurt other Christians who are just doing their job. If you are a Christian and this has happened to you, have a forgiving heart and help others understand ways to create positive change.
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Have a wonderful Friday. God bless you!