QT – Romans 13

Vs. 1, “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.”  This is a very important reminder to us all that ultimately God is in control.  Even though the evil Roman leader was Nero, Paul would still exhort the Roman Christians to submit.  We may not always agree with our leaders, but that does not give us the right to rebel from them…unless of course the human leaders are outright against the Word of the Lord.  We are also reminded commandment of love fulfills the law (vs. 10).  

Regarding application…Wake Up!  Vs. 11, “And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.”  Are you spiritually alert?  The Word of God each day is our wake up call to the reality of this world.  So many people including myself need a bit of caffeine to wake us up to get through the rigors of the day.  But God is trying to wake us up to something much more important than a school test or a deadline from work.  Paul is reminding us that salvation is here!  Let is live in you each day so that world will see the love we have in Christ Jesus!