What is authority? Who is authority?
As Christians we know the authority of God, but in everyday life all those who in some way preside over us as “authority” are to be recognized and respected, albeit always in the light of our Lord Jesus Christ, God, who is the supreme authority.
There was no mistake about Jesus, but we are sinners. Nothing happens by chance, everything was predicted 600 years ago. At the time of Jesus there was already doubt that the Messiah should be despised.
Authority also means protection – we are under the protection of God. When we acknowledge and respect His authority, it determines our daily lives in this world where we are confronted with the most varied kinds of authority.
Authority also always means a kind of protection: the authority of the parents protects the children, in the work we have a boss who can also be considered as our protection, as well as teachers, educators etc.
Romans 13: 1
13 Everyone subordinate himself to the authorities that are set over him; for there is no authority that is not of God; but the existing authorities are appointed by God.
Jesus is the authority in the church. God’s principles can not be democratically negotiated, they are irrefutable. If we want God’s peace, we must be under the authority of God.
Matthew 4:17 From that time Jesus began to proclaim and speak: Repent, for the kingdom
the sky has come close!
We should fear God, just as we should care for all the authorities he uses.
17 Show everyone respect, love the Brotherhood, fear God, honor the King!
The delegated authority in the civil, social, family and church area should be respected.
1 Peter 2:18 “Servants, subjugate your masters in all fear, not only the good and the gentle, but also the wrong ones!
Every leader, superiors, must give account to God. It is not up to us to criticize if we subordinate ourselves to strengthen our character.
Spiritual leaders: Hebrews 13:17
Obey your leaders and join them; for they watch over your souls as those who will give an account, that they may do it with joy and not with sigh; because that would not be good for you!
Accept what someone says – you submit yourself, but you will not do everything he says.
Isaiah 1: 19 If you are willingly and obediently, then you shall eat the good of the land;
The Bible teaches us unconditional obedience. But when the authority commanded Daniel to worship the false god, he respected it, but did not execute the order.
Hebrews 11: 7 Noah built by faith, when he had received a divine directive concerning things that were not yet seen, and fear of anointing caused an ark to save his house; through him he condemned the world and became an heir of righteousness based on faith.
1 Peter 5: 5 5 Likewise younger, subordinate to the elder; All of you should subordinate and humble one another! For “God resists the proud; but he gives grace to the humble. ”