looking for opportunities to “honor the king”
How are we, as Christians, supposed to respond to Obama winning the Noble Peace prize?
Are we supposed to respond with comments like, “It looks like you don’t have to do anything to get the Peace Prize anymore,” or, “They’ll give those awards to just about anybody these days.” (Note: these quotations do not reflect specific comments from particular individuals, rather I have heard a lot of comments like these today). Our president is honored with, perhaps the most internationally esteemed award, and rather than give him a congratulations we say, “It’s a paper weight, and it don’t mean nothing!” I am not trying to say that we are to esteem the things that the world esteems… no. We boast only in the cross, and in the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. However, we must be careful not to shame or mock our president. When we make comments that belittle or dishonor our president, we are in reality dishonoring God. Let us remember to, “Fear God, and honor the king,” as Peter exhorted us to (1 Peter 2:17). Let us look for ways to honor God by honoring our President.
This doesn’t mean you must believe President Obama deserves the Noble Peace Prize. Rather, you must not, as a Christian, state your opinion in a way that mocks our president. Let us be motivated biblically, not politically. We have at this time, an awesome opportunity to honor our president.
Here is a related post I wrote on November 5th, 2008.
Filed under: bible, on current events | 5 Comments
Tags: 1 Peter 2:17, biblically, Christians, honor, Noble Peace Prize, obama, politically, shame