Respect for Authority

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Have respect for authority. Jesus Christ was under the authority of His Father in heaven . . . He lived for one thing: to fulfill the will of the Father. Everyone is subject to some kind of authority. There is one chain of command and the ultimate authority at the top is God.

What is the authority in your life? Is it your selfishness? Your lust? Your greed? Or have you turned it all over to God and said, “Lord, You are going to be my authority?” When you are under authority, you are then able to assume authority.

Listen to this 5-minute sermon from Billy Graham about Jesus as the authority of your life. 

Prayer for the day

There are still areas in my life that need to come under Your authority, Lord Jesus. Give me Your grace and strength to yield everything to You.

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  1. Barbara Lowe says:

    Love these devotionals.

  2. Gerry says:

    Jesus recognized the authority of his Father—even to His death. He was given the most important mission in history and He selflessly obeyed.

  3. Leslie says:

    Amen. Jesus is my authority!

  4. Spencer says:

    Thank you Father for always being there. Please guide us with Your wisdom in the coming days ahead. Nurture us with Your love, mercy and grace.

  5. Noah Hirsch says:

    It really bothers me when people say that the United States was founded as a Christian nation. For it was founded on rebellion against God. For by rebelling against England the founding fathers were rebelling against God, who set up that authority. (Romans 13:1-7, 1 Peter 2:13-25)

  6. Gregory girls says:

    Praise the Lord.

  7. Gerry says:

    God the Father is our ultimate authority. There is no one higher. Even unbelievers one day will submit to his authority. Scripture clearly states that one day every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

  8. Kingsley says:

    I come totally under your authority Lord. Take all of me. Every inch. For your glory, for you.

  9. Sunday James says:

    I’m blessed by this devotional. I will need it everyday because I just received hope.