Christian people are a people who have submitted to The Master. We are a people who have happily placed ourselves under the authority of God. Our whole faith is governed by the motif “Jesus Christ is LORD”. And as we journey into our faith we realise that all hangs together under God. Authority structures are crucial for the proper ordering of God’s creation and God’s church. Clear demonstration of this is given in Paul’s statement in Romans 13:1 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.
Christian people have it as part of their DNA to act and uphold the authority structures that God has put in place. Whether, it be the nation, the workplace, the home or the church the godly believer finds himself wanting to honour authority.
So when we go into a home we will be supporting and praying for the Father as He seeks to lead that home with his wife as his essential helper. So if they have to discipline one of their children we act to support them in this necessary out working of their responsibility.
Similarly in the workplace we are those who honour the bosses knowing that in doing so we are acting in a way that is honouring to God. Elders in our churches are similarly to be honoured and respected for the work God has called them to.
We are not to be numbered thereby among those who are insubordinate.