Romans Chapter 13

Romans 13:1-4 Let every person be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from G-d, and those which exist are established by G-d. Therefore he who resists authority has opposed the ordinance of G-d; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves. For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same; for it is a minister of G-d to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of G-d, an avenger who brings wrath upon the one who practices evil.

We are to listen to our Government. Those whom do not listen to those ordained by G-d will receive judgment.

There are only certain occasions when it is right to disobey Government. That is when it interferes with what HaShem wants you to do. This could be seen in Daniel's life. They accused him of disobeying the law by praying to G-d. He did not allow the laws from men to interfere with what His L-rd wanted Him to do. It is also wrong to do something immoral or unlawful if asked by a Government.

This could include telling others about Yeshua HaMashiach. This is forbidden in Israel today. One can suffer punishment for it. Yet true followers of Yeshua will tell others regardless of the cost. This is what our L-rd wants us to do.

Romans 13:5-7 Wherefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience' sake. For because of this you also pay taxes, for rulers are servants of G-d, devoting themselves to this very thing. Render to all what is due them: tax to whom tax is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor.

We are to listen to instruction from those in positions and we are to pay our taxes.

Romans 13:8 Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law.

Love fulfills the law. If you love your neighbor one is not likely to steal from him or covet his neighbor's wife. So love completes the law, however, since love cannot be written stagnantly, we must also discern His will through the Spirit.

Romans 13:9-14 For this, "You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet," and if there is any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Love does no wrong to a neighbor; love therefore is the fulfillment of the law. And this do, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed. The night is almost gone, and the day is at hand. Let us therefore lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy. But put on the L-rd Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus Christ), and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts.

Let us wake and no longer follow darkness, which leads to immorality and strife and envying others. Let Yeshua work in our lives. Do not be an unloving example.