The Importance of Submitting To Human Authority

The Bible explains human authorities are established by Him, and He requires us to submit to them to prove we are submissive to Him and to receive the character development necessary for spiritual maturity. You can either be a rebel or servant to God, and if you ignore God or make your own rules, you are a rebel!

 

Romans 13:1-3 [NKJV]
1 Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.
2 Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.
3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same.

1 Samuel 15:23-24 NKJ
23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, he also has rejected you from being king.” 24 Then Saul said to Samuel, “I have sinned, for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD and your words, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice.

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