The Right Side of Authority
Matthew 28:18 (NIV®)
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.”
This is one of my favorite statements in the Bible. It’s after the resurrection, and Jesus is telling His disciples, “The game has changed now, guys. All of the authority of heaven and earth has been given to me.” We understand authority and power. The UN, the World Bank, and the Pentagon are expressions of authority and power. Not to diminish those things—their authority and power is very real—but Jesus is a greater authority with greater power. And there is a day coming, Scripture assures us, when every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Let’s act now to get on the right side of His power, for eternity with or without Him awaits us all.
Heavenly Father, I acknowledge Your power that is greater than any other the world has ever known. How I want to live a life that honors You! Thank You for the grace and mercy You show to me in my weakness. Thank You for the freedom I have in Christ to live an abundant life of blessing and purpose. In His name I pray, amen.
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