Submission is not a bad thing when it's understood biblically. Our submission to human authority is an expression of God's moral order. We are to submit as long as we can do so without compromising our faith.
While studying 1 Peter earlier this month on our radio broadcasts, we examined a topic that has come into hyperfocus recently: “Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority” (verse 2:13).
Submission is not a bad thing when it's understood biblically. We need to remember that it is God we are serving. Our submission to human authority is an expression of God's moral order. We are to submit as long as we can do so without compromising our faith.
If we submit to authority, we also make a positive statement about the core message of Christianity and the supernatural nature of what it means to be a Christian. When we prayerfully submit, showing the respect and honor that is due to those in authority, we are more likely to influence those around us.
If we regularly approach God in prayer and study his Word faithfully, he will give us peace and guidance about our response to earthly authority. He will make it clear to us whether we need to adjust our attitude or take a firm stand.
I’d like to recommend a resource that might be of help as you dig into God’s Word and seek to grow closer to him: Know Your Bible by Paul Kent. This is a simple overview of all 66 books of the Bible, including background information, brief summaries, and ideas for practical application. It is a great resource to have on hand as you study.
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