Remind the People by Scarlett Stough

Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and to show true humility to all men (Titus 3:1-2.)

Notice that submission and obedience is qualified by the phrase “to be ready to do whatever is good.” We are not asked to follow orders no matter what. Neither are we required to be subject to anyone who claims an authority which is not legitimate. Being considerate involves using the mind to choose to do those things that benefit other people. Love does no harm (Romans 13:10.)

Notice the phrase “to slander no one.” Shouldn’t people who call themselves by the name of Christ be careful about slandering the reputation of public figures? Stating facts is different from much of the malicious talk and hostile debate coming from the mouths of church going, Bible believing people during election time here in the United States.

Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind (I Peter 2:1.)

Don’t we realize when we indulge in these attitudes we are dishonoring the name of God by associating him with political mudslinging?

The Ruler of the Universe instructs the citizens of his kingdom to be respectful to everyone:

Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king (I Peter 2:17.)

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