Thursday, March 10, 2011

Romans 13:1 (NLT)
Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God.

- The concept that authority itself, as a concept, originates in god, is something we need to be aware of. Rebellion against authority is very possibly related to rebellion against God.

In this context, remember when God rescued the Israelites from Egypt, he did not do it by leading a rebellion, but rather he had Moses obtain Pharaoh's permission to leave.

Romans 13:9-10 (NLT)
For the commandments say, "You must not commit adultery. You must not murder. You must not steal. You must not covet." These-and other such commandments-are summed up in this one commandment: "Love your neighbor as yourself." Love does no wrong to others, so love fulfills the requirements of God's law.

- Paul continues his explanation of how the Sinaiatic covenent based on the ten commandments, has been superceded by the greater Law of Love.

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