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A Question of Authority, or “Who is your boss?” - Matthew Postiff

Audio from July 24, 2022 AM | Matthew 21:23-27
Posted July 26, 2022 | Length: 00:51:29 | File size in bytes: 18534240

We ask again: what is the source of authority for how you live your life? God, or you? If you, why do you believe so much in yourself? Do you have enough knowledge, experience, and wisdom to make the right decisions? Be honest and realistic with your answer! For instance: do you know, in yourself, what happens to a person after death? If you do not know that in yourself, how do you even have a prayer of guiding your steps aright in this life? Why should I believe in your ability to do that as over against God’s infinitely wise and experienced ability to do far better? Remember, there is a way that seems right to a man, but... (Prov. 16:25). Our lives are not our own, and it is not in our ultimate purview to direct our own steps (Jeremiah 10:23). If Jesus Christ, the Son of God, in his humanity, was not His own authority, how could you dream to be your own authority? He did the will of God, and thus modeled for us how we ought to think of ourselves. Do you fear God? Do your objections to His moral demands really justify you to ignore those demands and try to make up your own morality? Real joy comes when you can honestly say that you are living your life in accordance with the authority of God. When He is your Lord, guide, boss, teacher, counselor, etc. then you can have confidence you are doing the right stuff with your life.

Our Scripture reading was found in Ezekiel 44.

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