Authority Rules?


From the beginning of time, man has constantly questioned those in authority. No one likes to be told what to do. Eve thought it would be great to have knowledge of good and evil and be like God. When Abraham received the Ten Commandments from God, the folks were so thrilled being told to give up their idols. Many years later, when Jesus went to the temple to teach about God, the Pharisees (Religious Leaders) didn’t like what He had to say. Even though Jesus was speaking about the God they supposedly worshiped, His authority threatened them. They even killed Him because of His authority. What is so bad about having authority? I can see the problem with adolescence and the struggle for identity, but when we become adults, can we not see that our different strengths and weaknesses are what makes us able to work together and accomplish goals. Those that have to be “right” and “in control” are called bullies and emotionally disabled. They are insecure with themselves and threatened by others to the point of making demands and hating people. Those in authority should be grateful and lead with humility and fairness. Proverbs 3:34 tells us “He mocks proud mockers but shows favor to the humble and oppressed”.


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