Be subject to the elders as all of us clothe ourselves in humility.
Elders: Shepherd the flock of God in light of your chief shepherd.
Be subject even to unjust masters as you become like Christ in your suffering.
Be subject to all in authority as servants of God
Elders are called to shepherd the flock by exercising oversight. All in the church are called to humbly be subject to elders in the Lord.
Those who do not submit to Jesus' authority, have no basis to understand him.