It’s all over the news lately. People get pulled over by a police officer and the officer gets shot. It’s as though certain people live under the fear of getting caught. If such people get pulled over their minds race. They think of all the things possible they have done that could land them in jail. It could be an officer is pulling them over to alert them a tail light is out or their tag is expired.
When a person lives in a way that is wrong they live in constant fear of getting caught. The simplest solution is to change habits and clean up lives but some want to hang on to what is wrong to impress a certain group. These people add wrong upon wrong and the fear of getting caught gets greater and greater. Minds become confused and innocent people pay a heavy consequence for their self defense of their wrongs.
It’s amazing how many people protest, picket and even riot when they are confronted with what is right. People have gotten by with wrong doings for so long that the new right is everything wrong and people will quickly defend all manner of wrong doings. Unfortunately fighting fire with fire in these cases is not the answer because it only adds fuel to the flame.
It’s time to listen to God and do the things the right way. Others will see that trouble rarely comes to those who obey God even in the midst of opposition. The war of wrong doing is won with love. Obedience to God protects from future troubles. A kind tone to opposition will silence them when there is no fight. A hand’s-off approach will leave those mentalities to cool down when they see no following. Love is always the answer and obedience to God in all things solves everything.
Romans 13:3-4 New Living Translation (NLT)
For the authorities do not strike fear in people who are doing right, but in those who are doing wrong. Would you like to live without fear of the authorities? Do what is right, and they will honor you. The authorities are God’s servants, sent for your good. But if you are doing wrong, of course you should be afraid, for they have the power to punish you. They are God’s servants, sent for the very purpose of punishing those who do what is wrong.