Be subject to the laws of man,
So you can be pleasing the Lord;
Comply under the human plan,
So that their laws are not ignored.
Obey the president or king,
As well as the state governors;
They have been sent by God to bring,
Justice to foolish foreigners.
As much as we may disagree,
With policy and procedure;
We must honor what they decree,
In our labor and leisure.
Be free people, but do not hide,
Behind freedom when you do wrong;
To serve the Lord is to abide,
Because your faith will keep you strong.
Love all your sisters and brothers,
In your faith while you fear God;
As you show respect to others,
Giving them your honor and laud.
Honor and respect to your boss,
And to the owners that run it;
Showing remorse about a loss,
From the company in its merit.
God has called on you to endure,
Distress as Christ suffered for you;
Because faith and hope are the cure,
As you continue to pursue.
Christ never committed a sin,
He never spoke of any deceit;
Because of purity within,
He was spiritually complete.
He never made a single threat,
But left it for who will judge fair;
So evil will pay for their debt,
As the guiltless the Lord will share.
C Copyright © 2015 Richard Newton Sherrer
1 Peter 2:13-25