With all the civil unrest in America right now….is there any reason to worry about the nation’s laws? If you’re a Christian, the answer is yes.
As Americans, we have special reasons to celebrate our legal heritage. As followers of Jesus, particularly, we thank God for the Declaration of Independence that proclaims our constitutional rights – including life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – were endowed by our Creator, not by the government, not by voters.
Here are five reasons why Christians should care about the law.
Laws help us Find God.
Laws that reflect God’s justice and mercy help us see our need for the Savior.
Laws help us Know God.
The free speech and free exercise clauses in the First Amendment to our Constitution have strongly protected our right to hear and speak the Gospel. Christians should advocate on every level their rights and also the rights of those with whom they disagree to speak, worship and live out their faith.
Laws Demonstrate God
As Micah wrote, “what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah urges us to continually reflect on whether we are replacing God as we “act justly” and “love mercy” or are in fact submitting to Him.
Laws Protect Children
As believers become informed of the many ways we can help children, we may often need to repent to God for our complacency and take actions to protect children.
And laws give us Rest in God