Adoring the Gospel Through Submission: Submission to Government1 Peter 2:13-17
Living as Chosen Exiles
August 26, 2018
Submitting ourselves to worldly authorities goes against the self-consumed bent of our flesh as well as the value system of our culture. And yet, this is a consistent command that Peter gives to the people of God throughout the practical instruction portion of his letter.
Fortunately, we are a people who have been set free by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our Gospel freedom does not remove the call to submission; it gives us power to embrace God’s call to submission. The Gospel sets us free to delight in submitting ourselves to worldly authorities, and through our submission, we point the world to the Gospel. The submission of God’s free people points to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Freedom, Government, Submission