Happy Monday! As a teen, I had control over one thing and that was my bedroom. I could clean it up, style and design it the way that I wanted and could keep people out of my sanctuary. The only person who had more authority over my room was my mom – of course she was paying for it. Today we will continue our reading in 1 Corinthians chapter 15 with Paul teaching Jesus is supreme authority over everything everywhere. Join me as we continue to read.
“24 After that the end will come, when he will turn the Kingdom over to God the Father, having destroyed every ruler and authority and power. 25 For Christ must reign until he humbles all his enemies beneath his feet. 26 And the last enemy to be destroyed is death. 27 For the Scriptures say, “God has put all things under his authority.”[e] (Of course, when it says “all things are under his authority,” that does not include God himself, who gave Christ his authority.) 28 Then, when all things are under his authority, the Son will put himself under God’s authority, so that God, who gave his Son authority over all things, will be utterly supreme over everything everywhere.” 1 Corinthians 15:24-28 NLT
Sisters and brothers, there is no doubt about it – the Christ will return. At this very moment Christ is destroying every ruler, authority, and power who stands against the Word of God. He knows the mission and He is actively at work. Christ is clearing the path. We may not know when our last day on earth will be, we don’t know the day that He will return, but we know the one who is in control of all things.
God have given us free will to make decisions, but the best decision we can make is to follow Christ. Just as I had control over a small area of my life and my mom had ultimate control because she paid for my living space, Christ desires to give us our greatest life in Him. He wants to free us from bondage and sin. Free us from the spirit of anxiety, depression and so much more. He paid the price for our sins so that we can be set free. He has supreme authority over spirits and any force that rises against us. Will you trust Him to take control over your life?
Things to ponder:
- What are you trying to control?
- Is it something you can control or is it something that God has complete control over?
- Are you willing to let God take control?
- If yes, pray and ask for God to take control?
Father God, thank you for your supreme authority. Thank you for giving your son Jesus authority over all things. Lord, we often struggle with the idea that we must control our lives and personal situations, when in reality you are in control of everything everywhere. Lord, forgive us for not recognizing your authority. Lord, we humbly submit to you everything in our homes (e.g., marriage, singleness, children, parents, etc), on our jobs, school, community and life. Lord, be our anchor in the midst of the storm. Lord, comfort those who are grieving. Give strength to the weary. Give sight to the spiritual blind. Lord, continue to work in us and remove from us our own desire to control things that only you can control. Lord, take control of our lives. Continue to change us in Jesus name, Amen.
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