Review of 12
Overview of 13 - 3 main sections
1. Government and Our response
1-2 The Government’s source of authority
the Most High rules the kingdom of men and gives it to whom he will and sets over it the lowliest of men.
3-4 What God instituted Government for
he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.
in depicting rulers in such a good light, as commending the right and opposing the wrong, he is stating the divine ideal, not the human reality.
5-7 The Christian’s response
Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”
When To Be Disobedient?
2. The Law Is About Love 8-10
3. Walking Properly Before Christ 11-14
what the apostles did know was that the kingdom of God came with Jesus, that the decisive salvation events which established it (his death, resurrection, exaltation and gift of the Spirit) had already taken place, and that God had nothing on his calendar before the parousia. It would be the next and the culminating event.
So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.