Most Relevant Verses
Let the elders who perform the duties of their office well be considered doubly worthy of honor [and of adequate financial support], especially those who labor faithfully in preaching and teaching.
Obey your spiritual leaders and submit to them [continually recognizing their authority over you], for they are constantly keeping watch over your souls and guarding your spiritual welfare, as men who will have to render an account [of their trust]. [Do your part to] let them do this with gladness and not with sighing and groaning, for that would not be profitable to you [either].
Curse not the king, no, not even in your thoughts, and curse not the rich in your bedchamber, for a bird of the air will carry the voice, and a winged creature will tell the matter.
Let every person be loyally subject to the governing (civil) authorities. For there is no authority except from God [by His permission, His sanction], and those that exist do so by God's appointment.
Show respect for all men [treat them honorably]. Love the brotherhood (the Christian fraternity of which Christ is the Head). Reverence God. Honor the emperor.
- Attending Church
- Attitudes Towards Kings
- Authority Of People
- Authority, of human institutions
- Bishops, Duties
- Bishops, Qualifications
- Brothers Love
- Civic Duties
- Commitment, to God's people
- Examples of Leadership
- Giving Money To The Church
- Honour The Honourable
- Human Authority, Christian Response
- Loving Everyone
- Ministry, In The Church