When I think of authority, I think of Jesus. Jesus claims authority for His commands.
“And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.'” Matthew 28:18
“He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him—the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day.” John 12:48.
Sadly, the majority of people today, even many who are religious, do not want to accept the authority of Jesus because that means they would have to change their lives. Oh these people claim they recognize His authority, but then turn around and say we are under no law today. How rare it is to hear sermons on authority in religion. Fortunately we’ve had quite a few very good lessons on this subject, and I pray we continue to do so. Our children need to learn respect for authority. They certainly are not going to learn it from the world today!
Here is a lesson I highly recommend on the subject: We Must Have Bible Authority.