LESSON 11 13/11/2016
CHRISTIAN RELATIONSHIP WITH THE GOVERNMENT
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 33, 35
Devotional Reading: Rom. 13:1-7
Topic For Adults: Your Duty To The Government
Topic For Youths: Don’t Resist Authorities
Topic For Intermediates: Respect The Law
Scripture Lesson: Rom. 13:1-7; Mk. 12:16-17; 1 Tim. 2:1-4; 1 Pet. 2:13-14
Memory Verse: Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authorities except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God (Rom. 13:1) NKJV.
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Render Therefore To All Their Dues
This is an extensive command. Be rigidly just; withhold neither from the king nor his ministers, nor his officers of justice and revenue, nor from even the lowest of the community, what the laws of God and your country require you to pay. Tribute to whom tribute is due. This word probably means such taxes as were levied on persons and estates. Custom to whom custom is due. This word probably means such duties as were laid upon goods, merchandise, etc, on imports and exports; what we commonly call custom.
Point of Emphasis: Render to all their dues as expected of a child of God.
Prayer Point: Lord, help me to show respect to people in authority in my church and my Nation.