The Scriptures tell us:
Romans 13:1-5, NKJV
Verse 1 Let every
soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority
except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.
Verse 2 Therefore
whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who
resist will bring judgment on themselves.
Verse 3 For rulers
are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of
the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same.
Verse 4 For he is
God's minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does
not bear the sword in vain; for he is God's minister, an avenger to execute
wrath on him who practices evil.
Verse 5 Therefore you
must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience' sake.
For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God's ministers
attending continually to this very thing.
First Timothy 2:1-4,
Verse 1 Therefore I
exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving
of thanks be made for all men,
Verse 2 for kings and
all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all
godliness and reverence.
Verse 3 For this is
good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,
Verse 4 who desires
all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. (First
Timothy 2:1-4, NKJV)
70 A.D., the author of the Scriptures didn’t have, ’the men and women of law
enforcement,’ in his vocabulary. The closest thing he could say was,
’authorities.’ Verse 1 tells us that you, the law enforcement official, are
in law enforcement because God Himself thought you would be a good cop. He
knew you had a love for people (you sure aren’t an officer of the peace
because of the money) and a desire to see the world in better shape than
what you found it in.
Verse 2 tells us that when a
person breaks the law of the land he also makes God unhappy. The Scripture
goes on to tell us that when a law breaker resists arrest he gets more than
just a charge of resisting arrest here on earth.
Verse 3 shows us that you,
the law enforcement official, make the criminal sweat. Ever wonder why that
is true??? Not because your sidearm holds more than ten rounds, many times
theirs do too. Not because of the necessary force applied when you
apprehend them, most criminals have had the snot stomped out of them more
than a few times. Not because of the fact that if convicted they will be
grounded (confined) for the term of their sentence, a lot of repeat
offenders spend more time behind bars than they do on the outside. The
criminal is afraid of you, and in many cases hates you, because God said you
are a TERROR to them. Here in the US the average law abiding citizen has no
fear of a police officer. Just watch the criminal though on a seemingly
routine traffic stop. They have to pretend to not be nervous.
Verse 4 tells us all that
you are a minister of God Himself to protect His creation. He could not be
here bodily to protect us so He asked you to fill in for Him before you were
even born. (I just want to thank you personally. Without you I would be up
nights with the 12 gauge across my lap to keep the ruffians out of my
stuff) The Scripture goes on to say that you do not bear the Glock in
vain. You enforce the laws of the land, not in an arrogant, ‘because I
can,’ attitude, but rather in a kind fashion when you can, tough when you
must. Even though it seems like a never ending struggle, arresting a
seemingly endless assortment of suspects, your patrolling the streets keep
I Timothy 2:1 and 2 tells
Christians to be in prayer for and to be grateful for everyone in
government, from the President to the Precinct Committeeman and everyone in
between. You are in this group that we are thankful for your protection so
that we can lead our quiet and peaceable lives. Verse 3 tells us this makes
God happy too. Verse 4 tells us what we can do to make (Daddy) God REAL
happy—get saved!!! You may be wondering, ‘How do I get saved?’ Romans
10:9, and 10 tell us that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus
(say aloud that Jesus is now your King) and believe in your heart that God
has raised him from the dead, (that He is alive from the dead, never to die
again) you will be saved (have eternal life). When you do this you become a
citizen of the Kingdom of God, with all its rights, privileges, and
responsibilities. Below is a sample prayer to repeat aloud to receive
“Father God, I
believe Jesus lived a perfect life on this earth and died on the cross to
take my sin. I believe You raised Him from the dead so that I could live
forever. Jesus, come into my heart, be my Lord, and save me now! Amen.’
Perhaps you asked Jesus into
your heart a long time ago, but when you grew up you kind of drifted away
from Him. He is not mad at you. He loves you. He served YOUR sentence
before you were born. How many times have you seen an upstanding citizen
tell the Court in a murder case, ‘Your Honor, send me to the gas chamber
instead.’? It would take supernatural love to perform that task but yet
that is exactly what Jesus did for you. He wants to talk to you like you
talk to your best friend. He stands ready, willing, and able to protect
you as you go about your job protecting society. Below is a sample prayer
“Father God I am
sorry that I have not served you the way I should have. I rededicate my
life to You. I will serve You to the best of my ability for the rest of my
life. I believe Your Holy Spirit will teach me how to serve You and make
You happy. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
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