1. Subjection to Higher Powers
2. Prayer for Those in Authority
3. Disregard of Law and Order
4. Use and Not the Abuse of Liberty
5. Municipal Obligations
6. To Whom Honor is Due
7. Righteousness the Bulwark of the Nation
8. The Patriotism of Nehemiah
1. Subjection to
Romans 13:1 Everyone
must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and
those in positions of authority have been placed there by God.
2. Prayer for Those
1 Timothy 2:1-2 I urge you, first of all, to pray for all
people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for
them. 2 Pray this
way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and
quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.
3. Disregard of Law
2 Peter 2:10 He is
especially hard on those who follow their own twisted sexual desire, and who
despise authority. These people are proud and arrogant, daring even to
scoff at supernatural beings without
so much as trembling.
4. Use and Not the
Abuse of Liberty
1 Peter 2:16 For you are free, yet you are God’s slaves, so
don’t use your freedom as an excuse to do evil.
Jeremiah 29:7 And work for the peace and prosperity of the
city where I sent you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, for its welfare will
determine your welfare.”
6. To Whom Honor is
1 Peter 2:17 Respect everyone, and love your Christian
brothers and sisters. Fear God, and respect the king.
Romans 13:7 Give to everyone what you owe them: Pay your
taxes and government fees to those who collect them, and give respect and honor
to those who are in authority.
7. Righteousness the
Bulwark of the Nation
Proverbs 14:34 Godliness makes a nation great, but sin is
a disgrace to any people.
Amos 5:14 Do what is good and run from evil so that you
may live! Then the Lord God of
Heaven’s Armies will be your helper, just as you have claimed.
8. The Patriotism of
Nehemiah 2:3 but I replied, “Long live the king! How can I
not be sad? For the city where my ancestors are buried is in ruins, and the
gates have been destroyed by fire.”
from the Dixon
from the New Living Bible courtesy of www.biblegateway.com
modified by HKM 09/07/2010