|date||Oct 2, 2011||scriptures||Romans 13:1-2|
|author||Voddie Baucham||topics & issues||Biblical Ethics, Politics|
Upon hearing Romans 13:1-2 which tell us that we are to submit to the authority that God has placed over us, our first reaction is to jump to the next few verses to find reasons why we shouldn't. However, before we challenge authority, we must first learn what it means to submit. Even when we are called to challenge authority, we must learn to do it in a way that is respectful. The respect that we have for the authority over us most flow from the respect and submission we show to Christ.