BMS Updates

Verse of the Day (November 3, 2019)

Verse of the Day (November 3, 2019) #BMSeminary – (1) be subject. Or “be submissive.” To submit means to recognize one’s place under someone else in a hierarchy that God himself established (1 Cor 14:32,34; Eph 5:21; Col 3:18; Titus 2:5,9; 3:1; 1 Pet 3:1,5). So submission will usually result in obeying the “authority” placed over us. But crowning all hierarchies is God, so our submitting to secular rulers must always take place in light of our allegiance to our ultimate authority: God (see Acts 4:18-20). (2) governing authorities. In Paul’s day, these “authorities” would have included everyone from the Roman emperor down to local bureaucrats. (3) God has established . . . established by God. The Bible consistently recognizes that God’s sovereignty extends to secular rulers (e.g., 1 Sam 12:8; Prov 8:15-16; Isa 41:2-4; 45:1-7; Jer 21:7,10; 27:5-6; Dan 2:21,37-38; 4:17). (Zondervan Study Bible)

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