It's frustrating to be under imperfect authority. And sometimes it's more than frustrating--we suffer when someone's authority is unfair, capricious, or just plain wrong. But does that let us off the hook? Do we have to listen only to those we agree with?
Robert Smith explains how God calls us to submit to authority--even imperfect authority--and that, as we do so, we are following in Jesus' steps. As we redirect our trust from fallen authority figure to the gracious and loving God who is ultimately in charge of our life, we can avoid the traps of bitterness and expectation and become more like Christ.
About the author:
Dr. Robert Smith (1929-2021) was a physician; Association of Certified Biblical Counselor’s board member, fellow; and member of the ACBC Academy. Dr. Smith was a conference speaker and co-founder, instructor, and counselor at Faith Biblical Counseling Ministries. He authored The Christian Counselor’s Medical Desk Reference; Authority Issues; Fibromyalgia; Biblical Principles of Sex; Deacon Training Manual; and Life After Divorce as well as other works.