One thing we know in our society today is we have a problem with authority. Could be with a boss, a policeman giving a ticket, or even listening to a father or mother. So, who is the authority of your life? Maybe you make your decisions based on the authority of science especially in the age of Covid-19. Maybe your authority is governed by the latest political or social views. Maybe your authority is based a new age spiritualism, or maybe you are the authority of your life and you do the things that only bring you happiness.
Jesus is the only authority that matters. As a follower of Christ if He is Lord of your heart and life then He is your authority. Jesus is the authority of our marriages, homes, churches, work place and government. We have the guide and direction for our life in His word the Bible. It's time for the church to come back to the authority of the Word of God. We submit to His authority by being obedient to His word.
James 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
"His own Son set the example, obeying His Father in His daily life. God gives us new freedom when we are saved in Christ, but this is not freedom to become our own authority. It is freedom from the slavery of sin, from the dominion of Satan, to be a slave of Christ and to humbly serve God’s delegated authorities." Don Landis (https://answersingenesis.org) We serve Jesus not man, we submit to the authority over us everyday (government, parent, police, boss, church elder etc...) as long as it does not contradict the Bible.
Matthew 10:28 And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
There’s no need to fear those who have temporary power in history. Jesus is the final authority. We need to live with that freedom that we are his children and by submitting to the authority of Jesus it brings life and brings it abundantly.