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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Word of Inspiration: Liberty Is Meant to Serve

“For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men—as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants of God.” 1 Peter 2:15-16


First, I want to concentrate on the second part of this verse. How do people use their liberty as a cloak for vice? By abusing their authority over others. It falls under the same concepts as "do as I say and not as I do" or "I'm the boss and you are not, so therefore, I can do what I want." When you behave in this manner, you displease God. This is why so many people distrust government, bosses, teachers, professors, and even ministry leaders in authority. Most of us have been burned at least once, many of us several times over. God sees what has happened to you and He does not approve. The guilty who do not repent of this sin will be judged, and God will take His vengeance against them. Eventually, many of them will lose their leadership positions and power. Think of all the pastors who have fallen, and government officials whose unfaithful affairs became public knowledge. 

These individuals were not put into powerful leadership to rule over others, but to lead them. They are not supposed to suppress them, but make their lives better. These leaders are supposed to act as bondservants of God, not oppressive kings and queens of tyranny. 

Good deeds are hard to criticize, even by ignorant and foolish people. It will silence them because they will have nothing to complain about. Therefore, continue to do what you know is good, and know in your heart that you will please God and will eventually be rewarded. 

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