¥(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 resisting authorities.
¥(3-4) Government authority is intended to limit evil (&
succeeds); it serves God by rewarding righteous &
¥(5) Therefore we submit both to obey God & avoid govt
¥(6-7) We must pay taxes, even tribute money to govt, respect its
officers, submit to them.