And they answered Joshua, saying, All that thou commandest us we will do, and whithersoever thou sendest us, we will go.
The Gadites and Reubenites answered Moses, "Your servants will do just as my lord commands.
Go near and listen to everything the LORD our God says. Then you can tell us everything the LORD our God tells you; we will listen and obey.'
Everyone must submit to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those that exist are instituted by God.
So then, the one who resists the authority is opposing God's command, and those who oppose it will bring judgment on themselves.
For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do good and you will have its approval.
For government is God's servant to you for good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, because it does not carry the sword for no reason. For government is God's servant, an avenger that brings wrath on the one who does wrong.
Therefore, you must submit, not only because of wrath, but also because of your conscience.
Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work,
1 Peter 2:13-15
Submit to every human institution because of the Lord, whether to the Emperor as the supreme authority,
or to governors as those sent out by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good.
For it is God's will that you, by doing good, silence the ignorance of foolish people.