The Authority of God

The doctor tells a patient they need to change their diet, or else…

The teacher tells the student they need to change their focus, or else…

The boss tells the employee they need to change their habits, or else…

The parent tells the child they need to change their behavior, or else…

The coach tells the player they need to change their attitude, or else…

And then there’s God…

He asks us to change our diet, to have self-control, to be filled with the Word and the Holy Spirit…

He asks us to change our focus, to take every thought captive and think about things that are true and pure…

He asks us to change our habits, to pray continuously and to throw off everything that hinders…

He asks us to change our behaviors, tells us we are a new creation and to love our enemies…

He asks us to change our attitude, to be humble, and to make our attitude the same as His Son…

God asks us, some would say even commands us, but yet, we rarely listen. We give great credence to doctors, teachers, and coaches, but God – not so much…

Which of our leaders has ever raised the dead, performed miracles, or healed the sick? Which one of these ever comforted or answered prayer?

So we follow blindly the ones with no power, but toss the Source to the side…

I do the same – but wonder why? Why do I place my chips on a gamble where the odds are not in my favor, where I can’t control the outcome?

But we have a God who is in control, a High Priest, who is holy, blameless, and pure, and can handle anything…

He has the authority. If only I would trust him as such…

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