Bible.com Keep The Feast, day 26
Exodus 39-40 and I Peter
Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.
I Peter 2:17
Yep, yeah, uh-huh, what? “Honor the emperor?” Paul, brother, you’ve clearly gone mad.
I don’t think Paul has gone mad. Even now, in America. There is no worldly reason to honor the emperor, but there are godly ones. We honor him in the understanding that we, too, are sinners. This honors God. We honor him as practice of righteous humility. This honors God. We honor him as a method of understanding our relationship to authority. This honors God. We honor him, solely and only, as a member of fallen humanity, made in God’s divine image. This honors God.
(Then we impeach him.)
I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant,
for I do not forget your commandments.