Good Citizens

1 Peter 2:13-14 KJV Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; [14] Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
We are to be good, law abiding citizens. This is part of our testimony. Our daily actions in society should be above reproach. We must pray for our civil leadership. They serve God’s purpose of punishing evildoers. There are times, such as we find ourselves in today, where we may have to choose to obey God rather than man (Acts 5:29). These times are rare, but they do occur. We need to be mindful of the fact that we must maintain a good testimony with man, but also a clear conscience with God.