Orderliness In Society
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Remind believers to submit to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, and to be ready to do any honorable kind of work.
Every person must be subject to the governing authorities, for no authority exists except by God's permission. The existing authorities have been established by God,
along with three chief administrators from them, one of which was Daniel. The regional authorities reported to these three administrators, so that the king would experience no losses. Daniel distinguished himself among all the administrators and regional authorities, because he was of an extraordinary spirit. Therefore the king planned to appoint him over the whole kingdom. Because of this, the administrators and regional authorities tried to bring allegations of dereliction of duty in government affairs against Daniel, but they were unable to find any charges of corruption. Daniel was trustworthy, and no evidence of negligence or corruption could be found against him. read more.
So these men said, "We'll never find any basis for complaint against Daniel unless we build it on the requirements of his God." Then these administrators and regional authorities went as a group to the king and said this, "Your majesty, live forever! All of the royal administrators, prefects, regional authorities, scribes, and governors have concluded that the king should establish and enforce an edict that anyone who prays to any god or man for the next 30 days (except to you, your majesty) is to be thrown into the lions' pit.
For the Lord's sake submit yourselves to every human authority: whether to the king as supreme, or to governors who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to praise those who do right.
Jesus answered him, "You have no authority over me at all, except what was given to you from above. That's why the one who handed me over to you is guilty of a greater sin."
This is also why you pay taxes. For rulers are God's servants faithfully devoting themselves to their work.
- Society (12 instances)
- Attitudes Towards Kings
- Authority, of human institutions
- Be Subject To People
- Civic Duties
- Civil Government
- Civil authorities
- Human Authority, Christian Response
- Human Authority, Instituted By God
- Human Authority, Nature Of
- Morality, And Creation
- Obedience, To Human Authorities
- Power, Human
- Respecting Authority
- Social duties
- Ethics, basis of
- Ethics, social
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