God desires for his people to live in subjection to the individual and institutional authorities he places over them. He commands us to yield to the governing bodies (Rom. 13:1-7), our parents (Eph. 6:1), our employers (1 Pet. 2:13-25), and our spiritual leaders (1 Pet. 5:5).
Sure, there are circumstances in which we must disobey these human authorities. If the government demands that we recant our faith, if our parents insist that we do something immoral, if our boss asks us to do something illegal, or if our pastor preaches heresy, we must obey God rather than men (Acts 5:29). But as long as those who are in authority over us are not leading us into sin, we are expected to submit to them — especially to those whom he has appointed to watch over our souls.