(verse 1) God is the source not only of
authority in general, but of every particular
authority as well.
(verse 2) Therefore we disobey God in
(3-4) Government authority is intended to
limit evil (& succeeds); it serves God by
rewarding righteous & punishing wicked.
(5) Therefore we submit both to obey God
& avoid govt punishment.
(6-7) We must pay taxes, even tribute
money to govt, respect its officers, submit