For the Lord’s sake, submit to all human authority—whether the king as head of state, or the officials he has appointed. For the king has sent them to punish those who do wrong and to honor those who do right.1 Peter 2:13-14
Submit to Authority
This is a difficult verse, especially when the human authority does not appear to submit to the Lord. We have to remember that kings and rulers come and go, but the Lord stands forever. There is nothing beyond his control. No one has been put in a position that God didn’t already foresee or allow. If we live our lives respecting his authority above everyone else’s, then we will grow in our relationship with him and become more respectable people. We will be trustworthy and responsible.
Instead of complaining about authority, spend time in prayer each day for your leaders. Pray for their wisdom and that God will lead them to his saving grace.
A Prayer to Remember
I pray for the leaders in my life, whether that be political or spiritual. Help me to submit to authority everyday. Amen.