“Self-chosen authority is an impertinence. Jesus said that the great ones in this world exercise authority but that in his kingdom it is not so; no one exercises authority over another because in his kingdom the king is servant of all. If a saint tries to exercise authority, it is a proof that he is not rightly related to Jesus Christ” (Oswald Chambers).
The King of Kings and Lord of Lords thought it not robbery to set aside His position with The Heavenly Father to come to earth in the form of a man to redeem us to The Father. When Paul wrote the letter to the church at Philippi, he put it this way: “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:5-11).
God, may I walk in obedience to You as did Your Son Jesus, and may I walk with a humility of Your authority on my life. Amen.
In GOD we Trust!
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