More practical implications of being a believer.
1. Paul says that we should be subject to governing authorities. If we try to resist them, who else are we resisting?
v 2 Therefore he who resists the authority withstands the ordinance of God; and those who withstand will receive to themselves judgement.
2. What saying does Paul say sums up all the commandments?
v 9 ... whatever other commandments there are, are all summed up in this saying, namely, “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.”
3. Paul says we should walk in the light, but what six behaviours does he mention as deeds of darkness?
v 13 ... not in revelling (1) and drunkenness, (2) not in sexual promiscuity, (3) and lustful acts, (4) and not in strife (5) and jealousy. (6)
- v 1 to 7 We should respect the God-ordained authorities, obeying the laws and requirements of our country
- v 8 to 10 We should love our neighbours as ourselves, not causing them any harm
- v 11 to 14 Our salvation (at the return of Jesus) gets nearer each day. So we should live with Jesus as our example, not getting involved in activities that satisfy our lusts