NOW because of God.
Further up and further in: 1 Peter 2:11 – 3:22
1 Peter 2:13 – Submit to every human authority because of the Lord.
Lord Jesus, it’s all because of you. The reason I submit and obey anyone is because of you. You are my Lord. I live under you in your kingdom and I serve you. You are the reason I live. You are the reason I breath. You are the reason I believe. You are the reason for my whole life. Let me see you on your throne when I walk out into this world. Let me see you taking care of this country by the leaders whom you’ve put in charge. Let me see you taking care of me by the job that you give me. Let me see you keeping peace in our cities and peace in this world by the armies and the law enforcement you put in charge. Let me see you at work and ruling over all things as I walk out into this world. Let me see it and then live because I see you at work everywhere. Amen.