Romans 13:1-14, NLT
Respect for Authority
1Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God.
6Pay your taxes, too, for these same reasons. For government workers need to be paid. They are serving God in what they do.
Love Fulfills God’s Requirements
8Owe nothing to anyone—except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law.
11This is all the more urgent, for you know how late it is; time is running out. Wake up, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.