By the mercies of God, we His chosen people, via lives of genuine love, overcome evil with good. The evil in every place – within us, our relationships, our families, our churches, our civil governments and our cultures – is overcome with the goodness of genuine love in every place. The transition into Romans 13:1-7 is not at all out of place. Paul transitions from teaching us how to love God and our neighbors in our families and churches and society into specifically teaching us how to love God and others in the realm of Christian politics.
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