One of the most tragic observations that have caught my attention over the past let’s say 20 years has been the deterioration of the respect for authority. I read a story in the local newspaper where a female officer was disciplining some teenage girls and the girls jumped the officer and if it had not been for a bystander helping her she would have been overwhelmed by the teenagers. I know that some of this is disrespect for authority is brought on because of the way that some in authority carry on. One incident I witnessed personally whereas a mother publicly used some of the most vulgar language I’ve ever heard as she angrily unleashed on her wayward son. I thought to myself how can she expect her son to respect her after that public humiliation. Some take the principle of authority lightly but I see it as one of the biggest tricks of the devil whether it’s disrespecting authority or one in authority not taking their responsibilities seriously. It’s a slow suicide for any people and directly linked to the behaviors that eventually destroy the fabric that holds a nation together. For if this disrespect reaches the highest level of authority which is Almighty God Himself then there is no basis for right or wrong, no foundation to stand upon but a return to the days of the Judges. “In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes,” Judges 21:25 (KJV).
In His Service,
Pastor Jeffery A. Muchison