“Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.” 1 Peter 2:17 ->me: This is quite the creed! There is no exception here -> EVERYONE. Love my co-inheritors in Christ. Fear disappointing God. Respect the authority of police, government, firemen, or any other persons in place of authority. Proverbs 24:21-22 has a warning along these lines – “My son, fear the Lord and the king (notice the little ‘k’), and do not join with those who do otherwise, for disaster will arise suddenly from them, and who knows the ruin that will come from them both?” I honestly don’t have much more to write here, the verse from 1 Peter above is so clear. This is one of those verses to memorize and hold in my heart a compass for behavior.