Dale Cresap's picture

My word teaches you to be a good citizen of your country. What does this require? It is more than a matter of being law-abiding, even as being a good citizen in my Kingdom is more than a matter of following the law. You are to pray for those in authority over you, humbly entreating me to intervene and bring about my divine purposes in your country. What if your preferred party is not in power, or if those in authority are not god-fearing? The principle still applies, and this passage of scripture was written under the rule of an occupying foreign army, showing that it works even under extreme conditions. Yet in any circumstance my servants do and teach my commandments, following them in their own lives, and advocating them for other people, and that the same life-giving principles may be adopted by the governing authority.