Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established.
With a General election in the UK coming up very soon this scripture came to mind.
It has always posed big questions for me when i think about how this must have been read by those under Nazi occupation or those living under corrupt governments in Zimbabwe or Iran.
What does it mean to be true to God when those in authority over us are not acting in a Godly way.
There have been many times in my life when i have faced people who have made bad choices when they have had the power to act other wise.
I believe that as someone who tries to walk the ways of Christ it is not about what is right and wrong but rather what we choose to do with it. Nelson Mandela rightly challenged the government he was under and paid a heavy price for it. Quite often truth, peace and righteousness will cost us more than we want to give.
The fact of the matter is it is about choice. So please no matter what you think about politics please vote one way or another as many people don’t have the choice and if we don’t use our vote, we may not always have the choice either.