The two themes “Authority & Power” are seemingly ageless throughout history. We certainly are accustomed to governing bodies today
overplaying or seeking to hold authority and power. George Orwell said, “We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of
relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end.”
In the 1st century, this was true as the Roman occupation of Israel put a bad taste in the mouths of the Jewish people. The God-fearing and God-honoring Jews became blinded by their animosity toward others. Those who were shown God’s love and mercy were merciless an...