- Daniel 3:16-18 (NKJV)
Godliness means drawing a line in the sand against ungodly demands, even those ungodly demands from governing authority. To draw such a line is to proclaim true order. True order is that God always stands above government. Although Christians are commanded in Scripture to obey governing authority, any law of government which commands disobedience to God must be humbly disregarded.
Placing God above government can certainly bring consequences. For Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, the consequence for saying, “No”, to the king’s law is death by burning. But the consequences must be left with the Lord. The Christian’s concern must not be about saving one’s physical life. Our main concern must be to remain faithful to the Lord.
- Pastor Randy