1. We subject ourselves to the governing authorities for the sake of our neighbor, that they might be protected from our sinful nature that seeks our advantage over theirs (and vice versa)
  2. Our freedom as Christians is not a form of independence. Our freedom in Christ comes from our dependence on him.
  3. Like the younger son, we can return to our Father every time our sinful hearts rebel against him. Like the older brother, we can complain and lament to our Father without fear of being destroyed.
  4. He calls us to suffer as Christ suffered. That is, we are to suffer in service to our neighbor even if they caused the injustice.