13.2 what God has appointed... This seems to be an important phrase for a number of reasons; as a limit for government and caution for those eager to rebel.
13.11 salvation... seems to be a reference to our final redemption in the sense of Romans 8:18-25
13.13 It strikes me as interesting the three clusters of sin God mentions here...
orgies and drunkenness
sexual immorality and sensuality
quarreling and jealousy
Why these three? Why is this order? Sexual immorality and orgies seem to overlap some, so it is interesting that both are mentioned.
Misc. comments about current political events.