Authority resources us to move forward.

This sounds fun right… When we submit to authorities we are submitting to God. This not just about keeping the peace but about keeping a clear conscience. God is in control of all things. Including who runs which country, state, county, and city. Even your boss! God places people in the positions they are in for a reason. This should change our view of authority and see it not as a road block to progress but a resource to be leveraged.

Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. 2 So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and they will be punished.3 For the authorities do not strike fear in people who are doing right, but in those who are doing wrong. Would you like to live without fear of the authorities? Do what is right, and they will honor you. 4 The authorities are God’s servants, sent for your good. But if you are doing wrong, of course you should be afraid, for they have the power to punish you. They are God’s servants, sent for the very purpose of punishing those who do what is wrong. 5 So you must submit to them, not only to avoid punishment, but also to keep a clear conscience. -Romans 13:1-5

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