All Authority #205

And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.” (Ephesians 1:22-23)

Jesus Christ is preeminent over all, having been given “all authority…in heaven and on earth” (Matthew 28:18). We all live under the authority of Christ; both the lost and the saved. The question to ask yourself is whether or not you are respecting His authority. The answer is not hard to ascertain; it is found in whether or not you are humbly obeying Him. Jesus rebuked those who called Him “Lord, Lord” while disobeying what He said (read Luke 6:46). There is no blessing for acknowledging Jesus as the head of His church while violating His revealed word. Whatever we say and do must be in harmony with His authoritative word (read Colossians 3:17). Honor Christ and His authority today by carefully following His word.