Authority is given to keep order within God’s creation because sin still exists. Authority was setup to reward good and to restrain sin. Therefore, we have parents as authority over children, government as authority over citizens, bosses as authority over employees, the church as authority over believers, teachers as authority over students, etc... You name the scenario, there’s an authority figure who was placed there by God.
So I have to ask you: What’s your view of authority? Do you submit to it? or do you fight against it? In the next few moments, read Romans 13:1-4 and see that Paul says authority should be your friend and not your enemy. Your view of authority will prove whether or not you are submitted to God’s ultimate authority or one still fighting against His authority.
Food for Thought: Read Romans 13:1-4. Why do people hate authority? Why was authority given by God?
Alan and his wife, Amy, have been serving the church family of Landmark Baptist Church since 2008. They have a daughter, Allison.