Posts Tagged ‘Honor those in authority’

1 Peter 2:13-25 Honor Everyone

You submit to those in authority over you, period. They have to answer to God for how they exercised that authority.

Peter commands his readers to submit to the authorities placed over them. This call is to ALL and encompasses ALL authorities over us.

So many people today are pushing back against authority figures. The police are a prime example of an authoritative organization that is being disrespected. Yes! There are some legitimate claims of abuse of power but on the whole, this is not the case. Our police are losing the people’s respect and honor on an unprecedented rate. Even the average citizen is likely to hesitate in following an officer’s instructions. Not because of anything that this officer has done or the authority he commands has changed, but because our attitudes to all authority have changed. Read more »