While many believe that authority is formed from the ground up (like a democracy where the president gets his authority from the people), in this study we see that is not the case. In reality (as we’ll see in the Bible) authority, like water, flows downhill. God is the ultimate authority, and like reality, authority flows from Him. He delegates authority to angels, then government, then church, then family. Even within the family, the man has dominion over his wife, who has dominion over her children. And then, even the kid can kick the cat off the couch.