God’s blessings to you on this Independence Day weekend! Ironically, God knows that the greatest freedom comes when we submit ourselves to His rule. Honoring authority is one of greatest challenges in life. We all have a strong desire to do what we want – and to rebel against authority. But all positions on earth have been given by God; and are given to bring blessings. Only when we know Jesus Christ, the one to whom God has given all authority, can we begin to experience the true joys of being under godly authority.