The governing authorities are placed in our lives by God for our benefit.

Scripture: Romans 13:1-7

ESV Text: Romans 13:1-7


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 13

     1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: 4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. 5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. 6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.

     7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 577:
God Bless Our Native Land

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. God bless our native land! 
Firm may she ever stand 
Thro’ storm and night! 
When the wild tempests rave, 
Ruler of wind and wave 
Do Thou our country save 
By Thy great might. 

2. For her our prayer shall rise 
To God above the skies; 
On Him we wait. 
Thou who art ever nigh, 
Guarding with watchful eye, 
To Thee aloud we cry, 
God save the State! Amen. 


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