Welcome to my blog! I hope to be a resource to help you in your walk with God. Now more than ever we need to get back to the basic fundamentals of moral living and take a stand for what is right and truthful with God as our ultimate authority. His Word is reliable and preserved and can be trusted, so that is the basis for my advice and teaching. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or topics you would like me to cover. I look forward to sharing what God has placed on my heart. See my website at https://www.lovinggodministry.com/ for books and music I have written that will enrich your life!

Ezekiel 22:30: "And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none." Let's stand in the gap together!

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Seeking the Will of God

I have started going through a Bible study book called Experiencing God, by Henry & Richard Blackaby and Claude King. I'm going through it with my step daughter who is 11 yrs. old. I want to show her how there is a difference between religion and relationship when it comes to knowing Jesus. The book has as a mission the goal of helping you to grow spiritually and develop a lasting relationship with God, not to just plow through the book from cover to cover. 

I have been a Christian for 43 years. I got saved at Bible camp as a child. I have built a relationship with God, but I have to admit in some ways I had a deeper relationship with Him when I was younger. As an adult, tho, I have a greater knowledge of the Bible, and a stronger passion for doing the will of God. I've never lost that desire to know Him more, and that desire to have a deeper relationship with Him is actually growing more and more inside of me, especially as the days of His return are getting closer and closer. I want to have such spiritual intimacy with my Heavenly Father that when He asks me to do something, I will hear Him and be ready to obey.

This is what I learned this week that really touched my heart. Sometimes we have to ask the right question to get the right answer. We often want to ask, "What is the will of God for my life?" That is the wrong question. The right question is, "What is the will of God?" What is God doing around me that I need to seek, and jump on HIS bandwagon and follow HIM? It seems like such a small difference, but think about it. I will plan my life and get to a crossroads and ask God which way I should go...on MY path! I will seek Him, but I'm the one driving the ship. Rather, I should be seeking God to see if I am on HIS path, or on HIS ship; what is HE doing in my community, in the world around me, that I should be adjusting to and getting involved in to accomplish a task that He has in mind? 

God is always at work around me. I need to look around, not just in myself, or in my own little world. It really broadens things to see where I fit in HIS plan, not where He fits in mine. Do you see the difference?

Matthew 6:33: "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."

John 14:6: “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Then it is important to be moldable in His hand. I need to allow Him to do a work in me personally as His servant. Just as the potter molds the clay, so will He mold me into His masterpiece when I submit to Him like a soft piece of clay. Once the clay gets brittle, it cannot be shaped.

As far as following God the Father, Jesus Himself set the example in John 5:19: “Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.

Just as Jesus was dependent on the Father, so are we dependent on Jesus. John 15:5: I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

When Jesus called His disciples, He said, "Follow me." He didn't give all the details. When God told Abraham to leave his own country to go to a new place, He didn't give details. He said, "leave...and go to the land that I will show you." He would show him where to go but Abraham had to first step out in faith. He is the expert; we can trust Him to show us where to go and how to live our lives as we go one step at a time. It's like when you are going to someone's house; he can write down detailed instructions, but if you have your friend in the car with you, he can get there five different ways. You won't get lost because your friend knows the town and how to get to his house. When we are experiencing a close walk with  Jesus, He will lead us as we go. He knows all things, including the future. No need to feel overwhelmed or confused or even fearful. Just follow the master. Be in the center of God's will, not just for your life, but the center of God's will, period. That is the safest and most blessed place to be.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Songs, Scripture & Prayer with Dawn

 Link to Songs, Scripture & Prayer with Dawn from 2-15-21 (This is my first one)

I have started a series, in which we sing together, read Scripture together and pray together. This world is becoming increasingly a darker place, and it is my desire to shine a light and focus it on Jesus. 

John 3:14 says, "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:" and in John 12:32: "And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me." When Moses lifted up the serpent, those who looked at it were healed. Likewise, when we turn to Jesus, we can be healed spiritually. He came to set the captives free!

John 14:6: "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." Jesus is the one to lift up and bring to our attention because He is the way to the Father, and he is the truth and the life. He is the healer of our souls, and our salvation. 

I hope this very casual and candid video will comfort and encourage you. Praise to Jesus, reading the Bible, and praying are three things Satan hates and God loves, and it will grow our faith. Please join me, and I look forward to doing more of these so we can connect together for the glory of God.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Building Champions of Character podcast

 My first podcast! Please listen to learn more about my writing ministry. I hope it will be a blessing to you and your family. 

Building Champions of Character podcast with Dawn

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

How to Fight Evil Fortresses

 Telling the Truth in a Post-Truth World part B

This message by Dr. John MacArthur is so good that I want to share this on my blog. There is a part A on You Tube as well. This message makes so much sense. Unfortunately we are already under the judgment of God, and Dr. MacArthur outlines how we know that. This is spiritual warfare, and we cannot fight with human weapons. How do we fight against evil fortresses? With truth. We need to know truth, and we need to be courageous and bold enough to proclaim it to this world. 

Why are we dealing with lies? Because we are dealing with the Great Liar - Satan himself. John 8:44 says Satan is the father of lies, and a murderer from the beginning. He is the ring leader you and I are ultimately dealing with as our enemy of the truth. John 8:32: "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." If the truth will make you free, what does a lie do? Yes, lies put you in bondage. 

Are you a warrior God can count on? Are you a warrior your nation can count on, whether you are from America or some place else? Are we going to go down cowardly or fight the way God says to fight? Are you on your knees praying actively? Let's get it together. It's like we are standing at the gates of hell and warning people to not go in. Are there any blocking the entrance or are we sleeping, or moving out of the way so they can go to their spiritual deaths? 

A book by Rebecca Brown, MD called Prepare for War is an excellent resource on how to prepare yourself for spiritual battle. This is real. This is now. Check out Prepare for War on amazon.com

One last thought: my prayer is that people would be free so they can do what? Come to salvation so they can have the opportunity to love the Lord. We love Him because He first loved us it says in 1 John 4:19. He is worthy of our worship and our adoration. He is so wonderful; to know Him is to love Him. Those who are in bondage will never know the great love of our Lord Jesus Christ, and they will have eternal punishment in darkness as their future rather than eternal security and love. That chance is worth fighting for.

See my website for more info, and how to know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. www.lovinggodministry.com

Monday, October 12, 2020


In my last post, I talked about regaining ground for our nation. It has to begin with us as individuals. I am amazed as I am reading Rebecca Brown's book, He Came to Set the Captives Free, what Satan's kingdom is all about, and the amount of influence that he and his demons have on us. Things that we dismiss as "bad influence" or even good things like "biofeedback" can actually be a portal, or a door for demons to get in, even for the Christian. We are naive to think that as a Christian these things can't touch us. Some examples are obvious, some not as much. Examples are magic, yoga, martial arts, witchcraft, psychics, fortune tellers, seances, ouiji boards, trying out ESP, drugs, alcohol, rock music, biofeedback, yoga, cartoons and games using occult symbols and drawing in mind control LIKE DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS and POKEMON, accupuncture, sexual fornication, etc. These things can be passed on from generation to generation also (Nehemiah 9:1-2, 2 Chronicles 29:1-11, and 2 Chronicles 34:19-21 for some examples).

We have to actually pray to God for help. Fortunately for the Christian, all of what we need to do is in the Word of God. For the non-Christian, these influences could prevent them from ever coming to a knowledge and acceptance of Jesus Christ as their Savior. 

Rock music has incantations in there, sometimes in the lyrics, sometimes as back messages, but they can send demons and gain control of the listener and even afflict others with demonic attacks such as illness, accidents, etc. These things are dangerous. Rock musicians make a deal with the devil to serve him in return for fame and fortune, and get more than they bargained for. They often have ceremonies at recording studios in which a high priest or priestess in the cult of Satan come and put "satanic blessings" on each song, and this is when they put backmasking in the songs, some by the satanists and demons themselves, which can't be heard over the loud noise of the music, but are there nevertheless. Music that is repetitive over and over, such as with the Charismatic movement, also open up doorways for demons. 

Anyway, those are just a couple examples. I wrote a book called Choosing Music Wisely, which gives good, practical advice about choosing music that is pleasing to God. When I wrote the book, I didn't even have this much perspective, but I knew that rock music was dangerous, and now I know even more why this is the case.

But you may ask the question, "What do I do since I have been involved in some of these things?" The answer is 1 John 1:9: "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

Rebecca Brown advises on pg. 147 of her book (mentioned above) that if you have participated in something that you think had demonic influence, simply close the door by saying a prayer something like this:

"Father, I confess to you my involvement in ____________. I recognize that such a thing(s) is an abomination to you and detestable in your sight. I humbly ask your forgiveness for my sin in this area(s). I ask you to lift out any demonic entrance as the result of my actions and to cleanse me from my sins and close the doorway(s) forever with the precious blood of Jesus. I ask for this and thank you for it, in Jesus' name."

Then she also recommends that you address Satan and his demons out loud in a manner similar to the following (they can't read minds):

"Satan and you demons, I have asked my heavenly Father for forgiveness for participating in ______ and have received it. I now by faith close the doorway of that area of my life to you forever through the blood of Jesus Christ shed on the cross for me. In the name of Jesus I command you to go away!"

She warns that cases of infestation with the stronger demons will often need help from others for deliverance, so seek it out! She states, "If you pray earnestly and desire deliverance regardless of the cost, the Lord will instruct you as to what you need to do, and He will set the captive free." (pg. 147)

Amen and praise the Lord! Thank you, dear Jesus, for your work on the cross to truly set us all free! I love you so much!!

Sunday, October 11, 2020

How To Save America

Do you feel desperate to do something to save our nation? Are you a patriot, a Christian, and/or a traditional American? Are you in culture shock like I am as you look around at what is happening to our nation that we love so much? I had never thought the things going on in 2020 would have ever been taken seriously, ideas such as socialism, Green New Deal, defunding police, evil allowed to run rampant and allowing cities to be burnt, glorifying criminal actions and criminals themselves while demonizing the good guys, housing illegal immigrants, some of them criminals, in sanctuary cities, and closing the economy over a virus. And yet it is quickly becoming a real, permanent threat to our way of life.

America has never been perfect, but it works well. That is why so many try to come here. Our nation is founded on biblical principles that have proven successful. Freedom of choice, whether for our career paths, our healthcare or even choosing not to have healthcare, freedom to take opportunities to make something of ourselves (which yes, includes working hard but feeling good about our accomplishments), are things we hold precious. America is not a "what's in it for me" nation, but 
"what can I do for my country?" Law and order keep the nation civil as we live and work together.

But let me cut to the chase. Most of us have been watching the news so we know the problems going on, and we want to do something to stop it. We worry about our one vote, for fear there will be dishonestly in the election, people who should not be voting will vote, such as dead people, noncitizens, some will vote twice, etc. Will our vote even make it in the number?

This made me feel powerless. However, I want to appeal to those who are Christians. There is something we can do, because let's face it, this is a spiritual war and we know it. Ephesians 6:12 says, "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Satan knows his time is short, and he has pulled all the stops. He is controlling the narrative, including the media, Hollywood and many of our governmental officials. There is a lot of money behind him as well. He is the prince of the power of the air, after all. The world system? It's his.

I have been reading Rebecca Brown's book, He Came to Set the Captives Free and it's very illuminating as to what goes on in the spiritual world, that is present here in the physical world, right here, right now, not only in the occult, but in our churches. Read her book for a wake up call. Anyway, I went on her Facebook page. She sadly died on June 23, 2020, but a lot of her journal entries are on there. There is an article of hers that was written in 2017, but is the answer I have been waiting for! Read it for more detail - https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1592862654088272&id=131827026858516, but here is the bottom line.

What is going to save our nation is repentance, revival, and tearing down the high places! We need to RECLAIM OUR GROUND in the USA for God. Rebecca Brown notes that "on April 29, 1607, Pastor Robert Hunt led the English settlers that landed at Cape Henry in prayer to make a covenant for our nation with God. They knelt in the sand by a wooden cross they had erected and prayed:

"We do hereby Dedicate this Land, and ourselves, to reach the people within these shores with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to raise up Godly generations after us, and with these generations to take the kingdom of God to all the earth. May this Covenant of Dedication remain to all generations as long as this earth remains...May all who see this Cross remember what we have done here, and may those who come here to inhabit this land join us in this Covenant and in this noble work that the Holy Scriptures may be fulfilled."

The United States has a covenant with God!!! That's huge! God will honor this if we do. I fear that this election may result in evil people ruling this nation that belongs to GOD! We don't have time between now and the election to plan another revival service, but we can all do something that is bigger: rededicate our lives to the Lord and stay true to this covenant! Here's how:

1. Search our hearts and confess our sins, repenting before the Lord and making right anything we have ought against another or with God.

2. Go through our homes and burn anything that is occultic, books, magazines, games, movies, pictures, trinkets, anything that is of an evil origin. BURN IT!  Clean house.

3. Put oil over your doors and windows of your home and pray that God will keep evil out, will stop any demonic power from entering your home and will seal it with His protection. God tells us in the Lord's model prayer to pray to be "delivered from evil." Evil is all around us. How often should we put on the whole armour of God in Eph. 6? Daily, just as we are to take up our cross daily.

4. Satan's workers love high places, and they claim the ground and curse it as far as they can see. Remember in the Old Testament that the Israelites were supposed to tear down the high places?  This is how we do it. Find the highest spot in your city or town and claim it back, sprinkling oil as you pray for God to bind up and get rid of all evil spirits on the land. Ask God to break all evil curses off of the land.

5. Pray for God to close all portals placed on the land by Satan's servants, allowing them to come up onto ground that has already been claimed for God's kingdom. Believe it or not, these portals are especially placed on church properties so pray there as well.

6. Remove and destroy all things used in the service of demon spirits. If you find occultic items in the grass of public parks or the high places, get rid of them. If it is in your power to remove occultic items from schools or universities, get rid of them. Owners of gift shops should remove any idols or witchcraft relics. All New Age stuff needs to go. Churches need to get rid of idols as well, and remove any music that has occultic symbolism in it, including videos and other media. 

Stay away from magic, yoga, martial arts, witchcraft, psychics, fortune tellers, seances, ouiji boards, trying out ESP, drugs, alcohol, rock music, biofeedback, yoga, cartoons and games using occult symbols and drawing in mind control LIKE DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS and POKEMON, accupuncture, sexual fornication, etc. - these are all doorways to demonic influence and power in your life that will keep you from being able to witness effectively to the unsaved, grow spiritually, or if dealing with these things before saved, they can keep you from getting saved. They can have power and influence on you for the rest of your life. STAY FAR AWAY from these things! Reject them from your life, your home, and your family. If you have been involved in any of these things, see my separate post about how to close these doors.

As far as occultic stores, you can put oil on your shoes and walk in and pray quietly, claiming Jeremiah 48:26, praying that God will shut them down. You can also sprinkle oil on the ground in front of occultic stores while praying for God to cleanse the area of demons and shut down these stores. Areas where riots are taking place are likely filled with demonic activity and need heavy prayer and warring angels. Be wise, go in at least by two's, and pray quietly but out loud for protection and for God to break any curses put upon you before getting in your car or going home. Demons have sharp ears and will not be happy with what you are doing, but this needs to be done. See the Facebook article I referenced above for details on how to do this in your town. 

7. Ask God to place powerful warring angels on the land to prevent any of Satan's servants from coming back onto the land to re-claim it for Satan and use it for evil purposes. 

8. Work to sever demonic influences, bondages and curses from the lives of unbelievers so they can come to Jesus. 

I am taking all this from her article. I have great respect for her. She was a physician who worked her adult life with people in the occult, bringing them out of slavery. 

She says the way we claim ground is to WALK it. We have to walk the land, not drive it (see Malachi 4:3). Our feet have to touch the ground. 

From the high hills or mountains (high places) Satan's people can send out curses onto all the land that they can see from there. While up there, claim Jeremiah 48:26. Ask the Lord to fulfill it. It says, "Make ye him drunken: for he magnified himself against the LORD: Moab also shall wallow in his vomit, and he also shall be in derision." It's difficult to do anything when violently vomiting. She has seen God work in this way over and over as she and her husband have claimed and cleansed the high places, and meeting places that witches have used. 

Honestly, if I read something like this a year ago I would have disregarded it as crazy.  However, after the studies I have been doing the past few months, and seeing what is going on in our cities, and who is coming up for election, I am not disregarding it anymore. I have been awakened, my eyes are now open, at least to some extent, enough to know we as Christians need to WAKE UP and reclaim our  nation for the Lord OR WE WILL LOSE IT to Satan's army. It's nothing to laugh at. Are you PREPARED FOR WAR? Some (probably many!) people we see on TV openly proclaim they are demon possessed or in the occult (like Illuminati), including Beyonce, and at least two of the three leaders of Black Lives Matter. And yet many Christians follow these people or organizations, and many businesses support them. 

Let's do this thing. You as a believer have the power to do it through the authority of Jesus Christ. If we all reclaim our areas, Satan will become less powerful as he will have to get off illegal ground, and the warring angels can do their thing. But we need to repent, clean house and PRAY in the authority and name of Jesus Christ. That is what unleashes the power, because it is NOT US. We have to be a pure vessel,  humble and alert, so that GOD CAN DO HIS THING. Jesus' blood not only covers our sins, but Jesus has the power to restrain evil and protect us from it. Use Jesus' name and Scripture as much as possible. Songs of praise to Jesus is also a powerful weapon, but nothing like the Word of God. FIGHT WITH THE WORD OF GOD AND PRAYER! That is God's direction to us. Wear that armour!

Ephesians 6:10-18:

10Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places13Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Pray Continually

18Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Fearing Authority

I am outraged by what I am seeing happening to my country. I just canceled a trip to see my soon to be 2 yr. old granddaughter because I do not want to travel to any cities for fear I may come across rioters, or find myself in a situation where there is a crime occurring and there are no police to come to my aid.

I see on the news older boys holding big guns, stating that they have to defend themselves and their brothers because the police may come and hurt them.

I see vandalism of property that does not belong to them, and that has historical and cultural significance. How selfish that they do not consider what others think, only themselves. Are they so tender that they cannot accept that life is not perfect, and that others are going to disagree with them? Do they have to kill and destroy and vandalize rather than deal with their emotions, and with their disappointment in their nation's past? Where are their parents? I suspect this is a generation that has not learned to "play nice in the sandbox" but cries until they get their own way, and have no moral compass to know what direction is right and what direction is pure evil.

Public schools have not been teaching history like they once did because the kids are not tested on that, and in order to look good, their schools have to perform well in reading comprehension, science and math. Spelling, vocabulary, grammar, history, and other subjects are being left behind. I know because my husband is a teacher, and I have seen the decline in the education system first hand in the children I know. Where is the teaching about government and flag etiquette, patriotism, and world history? Are they familiar with the world wars? Do they truly know what communism and socialism mean? Maybe some schools are doing a good job, but by the look at this next generation, the snowflake generation, they do not appear to respect history, nor desire to learn from it. They are following the same playbook that destroyed Venezuela, and there are similarities between them and communism in their ideals.

History is important because we can learn from it and avoid making the same mistakes as our ancestors. God had the Israelites make memorials to remember certain events in history. And God instructed parents to teach, teach, teach their children, every day, throughout the day. Proverbs 6:20-23: "My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck. When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee. For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life." Rules and law and order give us guidance and vision and safety.

Deuteronomy 11:16-28: "Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them; And then the Lord's wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the Lord giveth you. Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates: That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth. For if ye shall diligently keep all these commandments which I command you, to do them, to love the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave unto him; Then will the Lord drive out all these nations from before you, and ye shall possess greater nations and mightier than yourselves. Every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even unto the uttermost sea shall your coast be. There shall no man be able to stand before you: for the Lord your God shall lay the fear of you and the dread of you upon all the land that ye shall tread upon, as he hath said unto you. Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you this day: And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known." There you have it. How is America going to respond? Who is America? You and I. This passage in context is speaking about the nation of Israel, but there are some applications to America today. Are we going to let our nation be taken over by hostile men and women who hate our country, its ideals, and disrespect the brave men and women who gave their lives for it? Are we going to be strong Christians and heed the commandments and even principles laid out in God's Word?

The point that I want to really focus on in this article, however, is this: fearing authority. Should we fear authority? Is there something wrong with the person of authority if people are afraid of them?

Take a child. Should a child fear his father? Well, there is a difference between fearing the man and fearing, or respecting and reverencing the position of authority and that person's ability to enforce law and order. In other words, if you do wrong and you get caught, you are going to fear the consequences. They will be uncomfortable, whether it is a spanking, loss of privileges, hard work to restore what was damaged, having to humble oneself and apologize, or whatever the consequence would be. Does the child really fear his father if he is a good father? No, he fears the consequences of his actions. Will he be punished if he does wrong? Yes. Should that be the expectation? Again, absolutely yes! Is that something to fear? OF COURSE!

Will a child fear his teacher if he does not fear his father? No. Will a child fear the police if he does not fear his father or his teacher? No. Will a child fear God if he does not fear his father, his teacher, or his law enforcement? No. The Bible says in Proverbs 9:10: "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding." Should it surprise you then that when people do not reverence the Lord, they act foolishly?

If you do what is right, you have no need to fear the police. If you do something wrong, and especially if you run from the police or take a weapon from the police, yes, you need to fear! You have done wrong! You are not in a position to make demands when you are in the wrong. When there is someone in your presence who has authority over you, and like it or not, there are many who hold authority over others including employers, they deserve your respect and obedience. You might not like the person in that uniform personally, but you need to respect their role and position. That goes for anyone in authority over you, including parents and bosses. And respect pastors, who watch out for your souls.

Here is what the Bible has to say about this.

Romans 13:1-7 says, Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.  [IN OTHER WORDS, DO NOT DEFUND THE POLICE!!]
Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour."

Bottom line: It is good and right to fear authority, as this will keep you doing what is right. Expect to be punished if you are doing wrong. How do you fix that? Do what is right. Use the Bible as your ultimate authority because it does not change. Follow the Golden Rule: do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Respect your fellow man, their property, and their children and animals. And don't forget the Ten Commandments.

Ten Commandments list

  1. You shall have no other gods before Me.
  2. You shall make no idols.
  3. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
  4. Keep the Sabbath day holy.
  5. Honor your father and your mother.
  6. You shall not murder.
  7. You shall not commit adultery.
  8. You shall not steal.
  9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
  10. You shall not covet.