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Titus 3: 1

Remind them to be subject to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good deed.

This passage says a lot and requires a lot. We are reminded that we are subject to authority. God has placed each and every one of us under the authority of someone else. Now that is something that really rankles in today’s society. We are becoming a nation of fierce individualists who have only our own interest in our mind. Paul is telling Titus to remind those in his charge that we are not the sun in our own solar system. We are part of organizations and groups. We are under authority at work, in our families, our churches and every other human institution as well as in the body of Christ. We are encouraged to be submissive and obedient to those authority figures. Instead of constantly putting ourselves at the top of the pyramid, we are to recognize those people who God has put in authority over us. We are to subject ourselves to their authority. As mature Christians, we learn to be grateful for those people and support them as they pour themselves out for us. As leaders, we must humbly and reverently concern ourselves with the well being of those God has put in our charge. Who are the people in your life that God has placed in authority? Stop grumbling about them and what you think they should do better and subject yourself willingly and prayerfully to their service. God has placed them there for your benefit not for ill. Pray daily for those people because they are caring burdens for you. Fulfill the will of God and the call of Christ by so doing.

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