Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority, resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil (Romans 13: 1-4 NKJV).

When I’m driving down the road just minding my own business, and I see a policeman sitting there in his cruiser, I automatically have a reaction to let off on the accelerator. I respect the law, and I respect and appreciate the person who is willing to put his life on the line to enforce that law. They are there for my good. They are willing to be there where the rubber meets the road, whether people like them or not.

We need a movement. We can call it COPS — Citizens Observing Police Service/Sacrifice. With the current trend of attitude that is being generated on a national scale, there needs to be appreciation, honor and respect shown to policemen and all those on the front lines of law enforcement protecting and helping us daily.

With this, there are some basic lessons that society must learn. 1. Don’t break the law. 2. If you do break the law, don’t resist arrest. 3. Deal with a policeman with an attitude of respect and submission — not with a chip on your shoulder. 4. If you did not learn submission to authority growing up, give yourself a crash course real quick. Policemen are not perfect, and things can go wrong. A policeman, or policewoman, just like yourself, has the instinct of self protection if being attacked, so maintaining an attitude of submission to law and authority can make things go a lot smoother for you. 5. If inequities exist, use proper channels to rectify them. Respect the law. Without it criminals take over.

That must be why God gave the guidelines in his Word.              1-2-15