Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Submission to God’s Servants

Romans 13:1-7         July 26, 2015          Link for audio/video/manuscript 

The concept of humbly submitting in obedience to authority is pretty foreign to us in North America. But God does not allow us any wiggle room to do so as the truth of His Word tells us that “there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.” God does not allow us to resist and reject authority because we disagree with or dislike the one whom He has placed in authority over us. We are to obey “all” authority God has put over us because to resist authority is to resist God, and we are to obey “all” that those in authority tell us to do unless they demands we violate a clear truth or principle of God. When it comes to humbly submitting in obedience to authority, Jesus is our example. He gave up his right to be God and “emptied himself” and became “human” and “humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death.” May God grant us all a humble submissive spirit of obedience that opens our hearts and opens the doors to the Kingdom of God!