I command children to obey their parents and all to be subject to the authority of government. Do you claim to be exempt if those in authority over you are not believers? Yet my word does not allow this excuse.
During my trial the high priest said it was expedient for one man to die for the people. He had no idea of the true meaning of this statement or how profound it was, but he was right in spite of himself. He did not say it on his own but because of the office he held. If you in humility submit to authority knowing that you are really submitting to me, I will not allow those above you to hinder the work I am doing in your life.