I. What are we to do in response to authority?
A. Be subject to governing authorities.
B. Pay taxes to governing authorities.
C. Give honor & respect to authorities. v. 7
II. Why are we to respond properly to authority?
A. Because God is the ultimate authority. 1,2
B. Because God has ordained human government. 3-5
III. How are we to respond properly to authority?
A. Continue to love. 8-10
B. Continue to look up. 11-14
- Always obey God!
- Usually obey authority!
- If there is a Biblical cause for disobedience to an earthly authority – then courageously stand on the truth and humbly, graciously accept the consequences.