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Obey Rules

We are naturally inclined to bending and breaking rules. Disobedience is not seriously viewed by many. Children should obey parents, citizens should obey the laws of the country, and workers should follow the rules of the enterprise. Laws govern the life of every society. As Christians, it is as important to abide by the rules of the earthly government as it is to follow the laws of God.

We often take for granted traffic violations like, jumping signals, parking in the wrong places, over speeding, riding without helmets, etc. Accepting and offering bribes, employing illegal and unethical methods to make profits, exploiting the poor and the helpless for personal gains, cheating the government by evading taxes, are all amounting to the violation of God’s laws.

“Everyone must obey the state authorities, because no authority exists without God’s permission, and the existing authorities have been put there by God…. That is also why you pay taxes, because the authorities are working for God when they fulfill their duties. Pay, then, what you owe them; pay them your personal and property taxes, and show respect and honor for them all.” (Romans 13:1-7 GNT)

As God’s children we must be examples before others. Children should be taught to abide by rules or else they will grow up as rebellious people.