These verses tell us those in authority have been established by God and deserve our submission. To rebel is rebellion against what God has established. We must obey laws. We must pay taxes. In addition, we are to pray for those in authority so we may live peaceful lives in godliness and holiness. This can be challenging when we do not agree or respect those in authority or the decisions they make.
Questions for further thought:
1. How do you struggle with those in authority?
2. What do you do when you disagree with your boss or your parents?
It can be hard to accept that we are to submit to authority. Pray for wisdom for your boss or your parents – that they can be the leader God desires.
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