Established By God

“There is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.”  (Romans 13:1, NIV 1984). 

My Musings – To my readers in the United States:  “And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.” (from the Declaration of Independence).  Established by God 1776.  Dissolved by God 2???.  It remains for God to put that period at the end of those three (or two) question marks (or maybe only one).

My Advice – Until that day, let us renew the pledge of “our lives, our fortunes and our our sacred honor.”  To God first, then to this country, for the good of not just this country, but all mankind.  For “it is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from [the] honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” (from the Gettysburg address of President Abraham Lincoln).