LIVING STEADFAST IN AN UNSTABLE WORLD – Day 4

 

SUBMITTING TO AUTHORITY

Hebrews 13:17  Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

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  1. Authority is ordained by God – Hebrews 13:1 –  Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
  2. God is the ultimate authority – Acts 5:29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.
  3. Authority is there for our protection
    • A. spiritual authority
    • B. civil authority
    • C. family structure authority
    • D.employment authority
    • E. elder authority
  4. God ordained order and structure – Psalms 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.;     I Corinthians 14:40  Let all things be done decently and in order.

Pray for those over you!

I Timothy 2:1-3 –   I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;  For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

MEMORY VERSE FOR TODAY

Hebrews 13:17  Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

 

Today, take time to thank God for the authority He has placed over you.  Let your family or friends share how authority makes life better for them.  Even parents need to share with the kids why they submit and what benefits they get from that submission

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