God’s Social Contract : Part 1
In human relationships, all people have equal value in God’s sight as His image bearers. But for the human family to flourish as He intended, there must be a designated order of authority. This order existed before sin entered the world and was designed by God to be expressed in beautiful, harmonious relationships. But sin took God’s good plan for authority and twisted it to promote self and gratify sensual desire.
Unfortunately, sinful human beings--that’s all of us prior to salvation--resist or reject authority as something bad. We see God’s guidelines as burdensome, even though the apostle John says the exact opposite in 1 John 5:3.
With those thoughts in mind, let’s examine Colossians 3:18 to 4:1 and learn about “God’s Social Contract” as designed for our good and His glory!