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Romans 13:1-7 Under Authority

God created authority for His purposes

Today Paul speaks to us about obeying those in authority over us. This is not always easy to do because of how corrupt some of our governments have become. But God is still in control and we are told to obey.

Even “evil” governments are put here for a purpose. Some examples of that are: 1) Pharaoh when God was bringing the people out of Egypt; 2) Babylonian empire at the time of Daniel; 3) Roman and Israel’s priesthood at the time of Jesus. God used each of these examples as instruments for His plan.

Did everything these rulers did glorify God? Absolutely not! Did everything they did please God? No way!! These governments were rife with examples of cruelty, blasphemy, and oppression but they were still God’s instruments. Read more »