When we are born, we are born with rebellion in our hearts. Foolishness is bound up in the heart of children and the rod of discipline shall drive it far from us. All throughout the bible God called his children stiff-necked and obstinate. They were in rebellion to God. God chastens His children because He loves them. God wants us to listen and obey. Not only is obedience a choice, but it is a belief. In Matthew 8:5-13, Jesus was returning to Capernaum after the sermon on the mount. A centurion approached Him. He asked Jesus to heal his servant. Jesus said I will come. The centurion said I am not worthy that you should enter into my house. Just says the word and servant will be healed. He said I am a man under authority. I have under my authority soldiers and servants to do my bidding. Jesus looked at him with amazement. Jesus turned to his disciples and said, I haven’t found so great a faith, no not in all Israel. To be in authority, you must be under authority. Accepting and believing God’s word and authority. Then you will be under authority.