Just a quick observation today, brought on by being back in the United States (after three years travelling the world) for almost a month:
Everyone here speeds. I mean really, constantly, without even thinking about it. It's just a normal thing. Seth Godin mentioned speeding today, noting that “rushing,” as he calls it, rarely has any advantages and often ends in tragedy. But we all still do it in our cars, every day, all the time.
Here's the gist of my observation rewritten:
Everyone here breaks the law, putting their own safety and the lives of others in jeopardy, on a daily basis.
Whoops. Here's what R.C. Sproul has to say about that as far as Christians are concerned:
The principle is not difficult to understand: If I am willy-nilly and careless in my obedience to authority at the lower levels, I am therefore implicitly placing myself in a posture of disobedience to the ultimate authority that stands above and behind the earthly. It is the law of God that we disobey.
Or we could just look to Paul:
Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. (Romans 13:1)
So when you get stuck behind a little white Toyota Tacoma doing the speed limit today, it's probably me….