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As I sit here watching the State of the Union I am reminded what the Scriptures say concerning this man, our President. It is a hard teaching to take to heart and put into practice. But we Christians should call attention to it, urge it upon our fellow Christians, and give assent to it without any hesitation whatsoever. As a teaching of Scripture it carries the full authority of God. It may not be politically correct or popular in every circle of Americans but popularity and political correctness is not what followers of Christ are called to. We are called to obedience to God above all things, including political convictions and affiliations. Therefore, as I was reminded tonight, please let me remind you what the Scriptures teach about Barack Obama.

The Scriptures tell us Barack Obama has been placed in authority over us by God himself.

  • “For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.” (Romans 13:1)

The Scriptures call us to be willingly subject to our President Barack Obama.

  • “My son, fear the Lord and the king, and do not join with those who do otherwise” (Proverbs 24:21)
  • “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities.” (Romans 13:1)
  • “Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient” (Titus 3:1)
  • “Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good” (1 Peter 2:13-14)

The Scriptures command us to wholeheartedly thank God for our President Barack Obama and pray for his good.

  • “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.” (1 Timothy 2:1)

The Scriptures teach us that those who resist President Barack Obama’s rightful authority will be judged by God as resistance to what God has appointed.

  • “Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.” (Romans 13:2)
  • “Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good” (1 Peter 2:13-14)

It is right to pray for, give thanksgiving for, and submit ourselves to those in authority. As Christians this becomes more important the more we may disagree with those who rule over us. There are exceptions when we as Christians are no longer obligated to pray for the wellbeing of our leaders. But that is not our situation as American citizens and we should not use this as an excuse to be disobedient to God who has set President Barack Obama over us.

Father, please have mercy on our country by blessing our President with wise judgments which accord with your Holy Word. Thank you for your grace in placing a government over us to restrain evil and encourage peace.

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