Proverbs goes on to say, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn” (Prov. 29:2). How can the righteous be in authority if the Lord Jesus does not permit them to participate in the civil sphere in which they may exercise that authority?…
Civil government’s main role is to enforce law and protect its citizens. Enforcing law is, of course, not arbitrary. The apostle [Peter] notes that they are to punish evil and reward good, which are defined by God, not man. We are not at liberty to make up our own arbitrary laws such that what God calls evil we call good, or vice versa (Isa. 5:20)
Stephen, J. (2010). The Sufficiency of Scripture: The Key to Revival. Pleasant Word, Enumclaw, pp, 138, 161.