Negative attitudes towards government and negativity in general towards the US President. There are great reasons for concern and to speak against wickedness in high places. On the other hand, scripture teaches us to pray for those in authority over us. Kings and those in authority in Paul’s day were even more corrupt than than the last few presidents that we have had. We are still experiencing a greater amount of freedom than other nations. A cause to be thankful to God.
I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 1 Timothy 2:1-3
Let’s not allow negativity to pervade our attitude so much so that we forsake praying for the leaders of our country so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. They were persecuted in their time by their kings and leaders, yet Paul still commanded them to pray for them. “Pray for them that persecute you and despitefully use you.” I pray that we wouldn’t be governed by a negative attitude towards government that leads to frustrated, despair, anger and a lack of peace. Our should be filled with faith and love along with a desire to stand for truth regardless of what any government says or not. It is a fine balance to have; what is your motivation and what are the results of your attitudes towards government and those in authority?
If you do not remain in the peace of God and begin to have fear and distrust and anger then your motivation is wrong. Abide in the love of God and the peace that he offers us through the Holy Spirit in our lives.