Accepting authority can be difficult. There’s something in us that doesn’t like it because it means that we’re not in charge.
All authority in heaven and on earth has been given by God to Jesus and that’s where we struggle. It’s easy to accept miracles and blessings but much harder to accept His authority in our lives. Why? Because it costs us.
Truth be told, we’re often more ready to “be blessed” than “to pay the price.”
Jesus confronted a large crowd following him one day with the same thing. Many left him. He turned to his disciples and asked them if they too wanted to go.
The gospel is good news but it’s piercing – living and active – discerning the thoughts and intents of our hearts.
Then Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you also want to go away?”
But Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.
What do you want?
- Mark Saunders