Straight from high school a boy took a low paying job at a department store pushing a broom. One day he saw a lady in a huff coming his way. In a angry and loud voice she said, "I want to speak to somebody with a little authority around here." He said, "Well, I guess you have come to the right person, because I have about as little authority as a person could have."
In contrast, when Jesus speaks of His authority He says, "All authority in heaven and earth has been given to me" (Matthew 28:18). Today, Jesus is heard through His word. The Bible contains the final revelation of the will of God for our lives. Jesus spoke of the Spirit of truth that would guide His apostles into all the truth (John 16:13). Jesus does not have just a little authority but all authority. His last will and testament, the New Testament, is sealed by His blood, the blood of the covenant (Matthew 26:28; Hebrews 9:15-28). It has as Jude states been "once for all delivered to the saints" (Jude 3).
Going back to the Bible, seeking a "thus saith the Lord" for what we teach and practice in our faith, is to seek and find His divine favor. Jesus once said, "why do you call Me, Lord, Lord, and do not do what I say" (Luke 6:46)? Jesus is talking about accepting His authority in practice and not just verbally. Above all, may we seek to be pleasing in His sight. Jesus is Lord. How wise it is to recognize it.
In coming to Christ, in listening to the message of the New Testament, you have come to the right place.
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