After Chapters 1-12, we are fully equipped servants of Christ. Now, we are given some instructions on dealing with the governing authorities seemingly running this world. As mature believers, we realize that God works through Governing Authorities. In this section of Scripture, we see the Hand of God moving through Governing authorities. • There is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. • Whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed. • Authorities are God’s servants for our good. • Authorities are the servants of God. • Authorities are ministers of God. Proverbs declares God’s sovereignty over Governing Authorities.