Tag Archives: submission

1 Corinthians 11:2-16 — Authority and submission

This is one of the most difficult passages in scripture to try to interpret and apply.  Many people have done so in different ways in relation to head coverings in the church.  Some have said it’s still necessary today, but … Continue reading

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Romans 13:1-7 — Doing what’s right…no matter who’s in charge

In this passage, Paul talks about the Christian’s relationship to government.  And the basic principle that Paul gives is that we are to submit to those in authority. Why?  First and foremost, because ultimately, God is the one that put … Continue reading

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Psalm 31 — Placing ourselves in God’s hands

When David wrote this psalm is a matter of speculation, as are most of his psalms.  At a guess, it was written during his flight from Saul, and based on verse 21, perhaps after his flight from Keilah.  (I Samuel … Continue reading

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Esther 2:21-23 — Honoring those in authority

Having said what I did about Esther and Mordecai yesterday, some of you may think that I have little respect for them. Nothing could be further from the truth.  While I’m not sure I can agree with all of their … Continue reading

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