The higher the authority

The greater the consequence,

If we transgress the rules indeed

Since there’s a required recompense.

If a child disobeys

The parent disciplines accordingly;

So respect and honour become the standard

To foster healthy boundaries.

If a student disrespects a teacher

Then detention is the norm;

To reinstate the teacher’s authority

In every method and form.

If we steal or if we murder

Then a jail term awaits,

With a sentence that will fit the crime

Behind those cold, steel rusty gates.

If a king is betrayed

Then certain death can occur;

When the accused is guilty of treason

As much unrest this will stir.

Since we’ve all offended a holy God

Certain death we all can see…

As we’ve transgressed against an eternal being

With a heavy price for eternity.

But Christ in His mercy

Paid this heavy price in full;

To ransom His from the wrath of God

And where sin no longer rules.

The higher the authority

Dictates the level of punishment…

Let’s be vigilant and honour God

As we sincerely pray and repent.

(C) P.B. 2020

“The wrath of a king is like the roaring of a lion; Whoever provokes him to anger sins against his own life.”  Proverbs 20:2

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  Romans 6:23

“And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations..’”  Matthew 28:18-19