Authority in an Age of Autonomy | Devotional by Jason Weimer

However of the Son he says, Your throne, O God, is eternally and ever, the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom. Hebrews 1:8

William Ernest Henleys well-known poem Invictus closes with the traces, I’m the grasp of my destiny, I’m the captain of my soul. Although written in 1875, the couplet may function a rallying cry for the modern Western world, the place freedom is interpreted as doing no matter you please, and each particular person is given a near-sacred proper of self-definition.

The drive to set ourselves up as our personal authority is the essence of humanitys sinful nature as seen in Adam and Eves want to be like God (Genesis 3:1-6).

I really feel this innate pull myself. I dont like being advised what to do or easy methods to spend my cash or time. I need to be free.

However todays verse, and lots of others that echo it, proclaim Jesus because the eternally King. The world is his, whether or not we settle for it or not. Those that dont observe Jesus understandably disregard his authority. Christians, nonetheless, are referred to as to submission and obedience. Should you love me, you’ll preserve my commandments (John 14:15).

The ministry I serve with, Cru, invitations faculty college students to signal a counter cultural pledge to go, do, say, and give no matter God might ask of them. This invitation to yield all profession, funds, relationships, and possessions to the kingly authority of Christ is each scary and troublesome. Its a every day, wilful alternative. However doing so yields peace, function, and safety the very issues the autonomy of self falsely guarantees.

Father, thanks that you’ve got set your Son on a everlasting and common throne. I confess my fixed inclination to take management of my very own life, and my actions that try and usurp your lordship over me. By the facility of your Spirit, assist me to yield all to Jesus and expertise the peace and pleasure of dwelling in your good Kingdom. In Jesus identify, amen.

By Jason Weimer
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