This past Sunday in adult Sunday school we discussed Titus 3:1-2 and Romans 13, Paul’s command to obey our (God) appointed civilian leaders at all levels. This does not mean to blindly follow them, nor to be silent on issues that obviously are in opposition to the Bible and the welfare of the people.
However, as Titus 3:3 points out in our opposition, we must not slander or abuse no one, to be kind and conciliatory and gentle, showing unqualified consideration and courtesy toward everyone. It is commanded of “Christians” to present facts of those opposed to Biblical standards, not slanderous comments and memes based on conjecture.
Working at the White House hasn’t exactly been a bed of roses lately, but you have to feel for the speechwriters. Trying to spin a year’s worth of disasters into a triumph of modern liberalism would be hard even for the best fiction writers. And yet, heading into Tuesday’s State of the Union speech, that’s the task facing this president: pretending that his failures overseas, the high prices at home, and the deep unpopularity of this administration are all fulfillment of his promise to do “great things.”