Yes, this is my concession speech! As many of my readers know, this was my third time running for President of the United States; and more accurately, the third time I have been a "write-in" candidate. Not only do I concede, but I transfer my commitment as a believer to our new President-elect, even though I consider this person to be an unreasonable authority. Allow me to explain.
The day after a Presidential election day is, for many, the toughest day. Many will be faced with having to live in a country being led by what they call an "unreasonable authority."
We live in one of the greatest countries in the world, at least that is what most people claim. This "land of the free" is also host to the largest population of protesters and resisters of governmental authority. Freedom is interpreted by most as an open ticket to be disrespectful to existing governmental authority. Scripture is clear about how indwelt believers are to handle "unreasonable authority."
Servants, be submissive to your masters.
1 Peter 2:18 tells us,
"Servants, be submissive to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to those who are unreasonable." The Greek word for servant used here (οἰκέται oiketai) properly means "domestics" - those under authority of a domestic master, or living in the same house (from οἶκος oikos, "house.") These persons may have been slaves, wives, or children. This word applies whether these individuals were hired, owned as slaves, or were blood relatives. The exhortation here was, and still is, strictly applicable to any person subservient as a domestic, even if voluntarily hiring oneself out as such. While remaining under a master's authority, we would be wise (in Christian meekness), to perform our duties with faithfulness, loyalty, and reliability, as well as to endure all the wrongs we may suffer from those in authority. . .