Contributed by Glenn Pease on Mar 30, 2021
We need to remember that the man on the throne when Paul wrote this was none other than Nero, who was the most anti-Christian leader we can imagine. But Paul is urging Christians to pray for him, and Paul prayed for this man who would soon order the taking of his own life.
Paul was a man of authority who respected the authority of
others. In Acts 23 it is recorded that he was struck on the mouth,
and he began to rebuke the one who did it. Those who were near by
asked, "Would you revile God's high priest?" Paul answered, "I
did not know brethren