Romans Lesson 24 Day 2

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3. Define subject to or submit to.

Subject to —  One who is under the rule of another or others, especially one who owes allegiance to a government or ruler.

Submit to — 
To give in to some authority, power, or desire of another.

All citizens and inhabitants of a region are subject to the laws and rule of the governmental authorities.

Paul instructs believers to submit to rulers for several reasons:

  • Rulers are God’s servants and “agents of wrath” to deal with evildoers.
  • It’s for our good.
  • Submit and abide by the laws and you will have a clear conscience.
  • Staying out of trouble is the right thing to do.

4. Our selfish side naturally opposes any form of restriction.

People don’t naturally enjoy having anyone control them. People with strong or independent personalities find authority especially difficult.

As Paul wrote in Romans 5:20, “All that passing laws against sin did was produce more lawbreakers. (MSG)”

God chose Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. They complained and rebelled over and over again. That’s typical human behavior. 

I have a harder time accepting that God put certain people in authority.

Daniel sets the bar pretty high. He honored an idol worshiping king. 

5. When human authority demands we disobey God

Daniel 3

King Nebuchadnezzar erected a gold-plated statue that was 90 feet high and 9 feet wide. He sent a herald who commanded everyone to fall down and worship the statue when they heard the signal. The penalty for disobedience — thrown into a roaring furnace.

Three Jewish governors “ignored the king’s orders and laid their bodies on the line rather than serve or worship any god but their own. (Daniel 3: 28 MSG)”

Daniel 6

Daniel continued to pray to the God of Israel when his enemies set a trap for him. They couldn’t find anything else to use against him. God delivered Daniel from being devoured by hungry lions.

Peter and the Apostles:  If we have to choose between obedience to God and obedience to any human authority, then we must obey God. (Acts 5:29 Voice)


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