11 Dear friends, since you are immigrants and strangers in the world, I urge that you avoid worldly desires that wage war against your lives. 12 Live honorably among the unbelievers. Today, they defame you, as if you were doing evil. But in the day when God visits to judge they will glorify him, because they have observed your honorable deeds. 13 For the sake of the Lord submit to every human institution. Do this whether it means submitting to the emperor as supreme ruler, 14 or to governors as those sent by the emperor. They are sent to punish those doing evil and to praise those doing good. 15 Submit to them because it’s God’s will that by doing good you will silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. 16 Do this as God’s slaves, and yet also as free people, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil. 17 Honor everyone. Love the family of believers. Have respectful fear of God. Honor the emperor. (1 Peter 2:11-17, CEB)
So as I read this passage and think about what it says, I wonder how we should listen to Trump and the government that is now. According to this passage we should submit to the governing body because in doing so we bring honor to God. Because it is God’s will that by doing good we will silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. I wonder if we would all submit to this government if the foolish talk would stop…
But we should honor everyone regardless of our thoughts or feelings for them, because that is what God calls us to do.
So let s all honor all people and follow the ways of God, so we might show God’s love to all the world.