Tuesday, September 09, 2008


9/9/08 8:12:37 AM


(Romans 13:1-?) This is from the bible in contemporary language.

Be a good citizen. All governments are under God. Insofar as there is peace and order, it’s God’s order. So live responsibly as a citizen. If you’re irresponsible to the state, then you’re irresponsible with God, and God will hold you responsible. Duly constituted authorities are only a threat if you’re trying to get by with something. Decent citizens should have nothing to fear.

Do you want to be on good terms with the government? Be a responsible citizen and you’ll get on just fine, the government working to your advantage. But if you’re breaking the rules right and left, watch out. The police aren’t there just to be admired in their uniforms. God also has an interest in keeping order, and he uses them to do it. That’s why you must live responsibly – not just to avoid punishment but also because it’s the right way to live.

That’s also why you pay taxes – so that an orderly way of life can be maintained. Fulfill your obligations as a citizen. Pay your taxes, pay your bills, and respect your leaders.


Sally & I TRY to do daily devotions to start our day right. Our reading was from Paul’s address to the Romans, hence the Bible in the book of Romans. I immediately thought of our local city government and how appropriate it is to blog about it.

I wonder sometimes if our leaders are following the good book or making decisions for their own self-interests. I will NOT mention any names; just think within your own thoughts if you’re making the right decisions. Read the Bible and decide in the privacy of your own thoughts if you’re doing what’s right for the citizens or for your own self interests.

I will now post this to my public blog.


In Christ,




Blogger Myron & Sally Holter said...

Here I am at the Topeka Public library posting an answer to my own public blog. I just got done reading this to the city council here at city hall, just a few blocks away. Did anyone listen? I certainly hope so!

September 9, 2008 at 5:56 PM  

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