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The Creators Authority

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In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. - John 1:1-3


Recently, my boys, 8 and 10, have started asking questions. Dad, what gives you the right to boss me around or make rules that limit me? Why don’t you let me do what I want? I chuckle at the question because we frequently ask it of God when we forget that we are the created, not the creator. I have responded in many ways depending on my mood. Did you buy this house, is this your wall that was drawn on? Please do not ruin our things. Do you pay for your books or tools? If not then you are borrowing them and should be taken care of. If I am feeling confrontational that day I might mention that they are cared for because of my freely given charity out of love for them and my want to see them grow and be happy and that God appointed me as the ruler of this postage stamp kingdom and they can secede and establish their own if they are not satisfied, they just can't take their bedroom with them.


Who can tell any creator how they should create or maintain what they have created? If the creator loves his creation, wouldn’t he give it every opportunity to flourish and grow? Throughout Jesus' public ministry, he showed humanity the standard that we should live by. Be servants to everyone, as the last will be first and the first will be last. He completely upended the thinking of the time away from riches, wealth and status indicating God's favor to service through love as his Kingdom's currency. He was able to do this because he is the architect of creation. He came down to live with us to experience what he created. He was like us in every way but sin and then he bought us with his blood.


Daily Battle Order

How would you act differently knowing that you have no say in how you should live? Your capacity is to make decisions that conform or stray from what He set, some being more complicated than others, all while trusting Him to guide you. Today, act as if you believe that Christ has authority over you.


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