How much do I believe this? I struggle. I know enough about history to realize how often kings fail at administering justice. I've been taught to distrust authority. I've been conditioned to expect the worst of those who rule. So I choose to believe that rulers are in their position of authority as God's servants although I may wish to believe something quite different. And I know that their decisions which affect me are for my good (Rom 8:28) even if they intend for them to destroy me. They will never have any power over me which isn't allowed by God so He must want me to submit to their authority even when I would prefer not to.
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