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Coram Deo: Daily Meditations on God’s Presence - Thursday, September 19, 2013

An Instrument of Evil

Revelation 13:1–10

Believers must be ever wary of mixing church and state under the guise of patriotism. Though there is a right and proper way to be proud of one’s country, no Christian is ever permitted to do wrong, even if in the guise of service to the government. Let us all pray that our respective governments do not become altogether beastly, and let us be vigilant lest we bow the knee to ungodly mandates of the state in lieu of falling down at the foot of the cross.

For further study:

Exodus 5:1–18

The Bible in a year:

Ecclesiastes 7–9

Coram Deo from TableTalk Magazine, Matthew Studies. Copyright © 2008 by Ligonier Ministries.