“Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you.” -Hebrews 13:17
True biblical authority comes from God and His word. Any authority here on Earth has been established by God, but we must be sure that we understand the different types of authority that God has established not just in the world, but in the church. One of our duties as the body of Christ is to submit to and obey our leaders.
When we understand submission, we’ll understand the authority of God. The point of submission is love. Submission should be to God first, then to man.
Let’s take words of scripture to heart: The greatest among you shall be your servant.
Servant of Christ,
Pastor Gary Yalung