I refuse to stand up and mock anyone, not even my Government. To have a biblical honour means to honour and obey political authorities, even in the face of bad government and poor treatment. You cannot get much worse government and poorer treatment than what was coming out of Rome in Jesus’ day.
I realized this truth on December 16, 2013 whiles reading the book “Walking in honesty, truth and Integrity By Kenneth Copeland.” This really confirms this scripture in John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. I indeed was free, and at the momemt I purpose in my heart not to dishonour any ruling government, but rather pray for them. In doing so people might feel you are in support of the ruling government, may that not discourage you, continue in good faith praying and discouraging the others from speaking ill of the president his minister.
This is because I know the truth that it is wrong for me to dishonour my politicians whether they are right or wrong in what ever decision they take. I am indeed free.
Please remember this applies to everyone around us. You do not have the right to dishonour someone because he is not treating you right. Remember Matthew 5:39-41
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39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. 40 And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. 41 If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.
Jesus was not preaching weakness; he was talking about meekness. Such Scriptures are not referring to being weak. They are referring to us being submitted to God and committed to doing what He says, whether it looks good to us or not. That is doing the honourable thing. We must learn to put aside our own feelings and human reasoning’s and just be obedient to the Lord.
Jesus is Lord