Submission to Leaders and One Another

Mar 22, 2024 | Christian Living | 2 comments

This week we will leave women’s roles and address the issue of hierarchy leadership in the church as stated in the definition of egalitarianism. Egalitarians believe in mutual submission in which all people submit to each other in relationships and institutions as a code of conduct without a need for hierarchical authority. This fallible definition can be disproved by Hebrews chapter 13 verses 7 and 17. We’ll also look at scripture for leaders in I Peter that ensures a balanced teaching.

Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.

Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls as they that watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

The elders which are among you……

Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly: not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;

Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being examples to the flock.

 I Peter 5:1a and 2-3

While we’re in this text let’s explore submission to our elders and to one another which are not included in the definition of egalitarianism.

Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. I Peter 5:5

Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. Ephesians 5: 21

Men may have tainted ideals and opinions that seem right but our thoughts are not God’s. His thoughts are always right as found in HIS WORD OF TRUTH!

For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth. Psalm 33:4
















  1. Katherine Pasour

    Your message is important, Lisa, one that children need to learn from their parents, a lesson we should never forget. There will be people in authority over us our entire lives. But as you point out, the One who is most important is our Lord God–and our submission to Him changes our lives forever.

    • Lisa Robbins

      Authority that is God appointed and not corrupted ensures order and peace in shcools, homes, churches etc. Katherine, Thank you for reading and responding.


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