I was fascinated by Jesus’ exchange with the authorities regarding authority.
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On the surface Jesus gives a cleaver response without divulging the authority He has. But my thoughts went beyond the conversation to thoughts about authority.
Clearly the issue of Jesus’ authority was important to the Jewish leaders. However, I am wondering what kind of response the Jewish leaders were anticipating?
Their actions to date would suggest that if Jesus told them His authority was from God, the Father, they would not have believed Him. I am assuming that if the Jewish ruling council gave Jesus His authority, they would know that. So were they thinking He might say the Roman governor was His authority? Was the question purely a ruse? I just don’t know.
Whether the Jewish leaders understood it or not, authority is an important concern in the spiritual world. In Matthew 28 Jesus says that he has “all authority.” And as Jesus’ disciples, understanding our authority in Jesus is an important concept in the Christian faith.
Knowing our authority in Christ allows us to prevail when the forces of evil assail us.
Do you understand the authority Jesus has imparted to us? If so, are you living into it? If not drop me an email and I can help you.
Lord, thank you for the authority Jesus has given us as His followers. Help me to live into my authority so that Your kingdom can advance and people will know that Jesus is Lord! Amen.