Ginrich's Devotional Blog

December 6, 2016

Caesar Augustus

Luke 2:1-2 1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (NIV)

 God uses anyone He desires to move people where they must be for His purpose.  He even used a harsh ruler, Caesar Augustus.  Without the requirement that each family go to the point of their origin, a prophecy wouldn’t have been fulfilled.  There was no way Joseph would take Mary on such a long and uncomfortable trip while pregnant without the government forcing such a trip.  Many times we look at our governments and question how God can accomplish His will.  God is bigger than any government.  He says (Romans 13:1 NIV) 1 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God for His ultimate purpose.  We have an important part in this.  We are to pray for the authorities over our lands.  We are to obey the laws of the lands as long as they don’t conflict with God’s law.  God says we are to love and pray for our enemies.Are we praying as we should?

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