Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed. Romans 13:7
If you live in this world; if you take breath in and exhale back out; if you are alive, you have responsibility. To someone. You have a duty. It matters whether you do your job. You might question that last bit, but everything matters. What you do matters. What you choose not to do matters. Every choice, every action, every word . . . matters.
So pay what is owed. Love your spouse like no one else. Raise your children in a caring and nurturing household in which they learn right from wrong. Give honor and respect to those whom you owe – not because you feel they are worthy, but because the Lord has placed them over you. Jesus Christ Himself submitted to the authority of His day.
Jesus, teach me to honor those you’ve placed over me.