Hebrews 13:17 Obey your leaders and defer to them, for they keep watch over you and will have to give an account.
“My beloved, your God is a God of order. That is why he has built structure into his church with Christ as head, keeping her from error. Then child, trust in this structure. Even though the persons may be flawed or even sinful, the structure remains. Obey those in leadership unless to do so would endanger your life or your soul. If you have to annihilate your will at times, count it as nothing, but offer your sacrifice of obedience for sinners, in whose ranks may perhaps be found those same leaders. Child, pray and be at peace.”
Lord most holy, keep your church from error and her leaders holy, most especially her priests. Help all your children to embrace obedience, for you are holy and just. Obedience to church leaders is obedience to Christ. Grant us grace, O Lord. Amen.