Romans 13:1-6

God established three institutions: family, government and Church

Today I want to talk to you about accountability – but there is no accountability w/o authority

13:1 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. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

Your accountability to law enforcement (vv. 1-5)

God established the authority of law enforcement and the accountability of

For wraths sake

For conscience sake

As Christians we have the high calling of obedience to God who gives the command

Law enforcement’s accountability to God (vv. 1-6

While you have been given authority over man you must remember you are still under God’s authority – you are not ABOVE THE LAW

Those here today representing law enforcement – It is honorable what you do…  But the greatest honor is knowing that you are a minister for the Lord