God Established

13 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, 4 for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. 6 For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. 7 Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.
Romans 13:1-7

God Established

It comes to us as a shock that God chooses to rule and govern our lives by the earthly means by which he does it. We would pick different governments or pastors. Sometimes we think we might even pick different families. But this is all in God's hand. He has established the means by which he cares for all your needs of body and soul. He has established our government. He puts them there to do justice, uphold the righteous, and punish the wicked. It was also that by the blood of his Son that you have been saved from your sins. God takes care of both your body and your soul. He sends means by his Holy Spirit to make sure you are sustained. He knows the fight. He knows the battles. He knows that Jesus has already won the victory for you. Now we can pay that which is owed and give thanks to God for his gifts. Without him nothing would have bee possible, but he has rescued us. Thanks be to God. 
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