In Matthew seven, Jesus spoke as one who had authority because, Jesus has authority.
We have been given authority also. Christians have been given the authority to share the message of Christ to the world. With this authority comes an obligation that is driven by our love for others and Christ.
This love motivates us to study and understand what it means to keep Jesus’s commandments according to the will of God. Sometimes in our attempt to understand or please, we edit God’s instructions, His teachings, precepts, and commands. When we do this (Accidently or not), we are demoting God to being less than perfect and promoting ourselves to having better ideas or ways than, God. Maybe this, in part, is why we are instructed not to add or take away from scripture. (Rev 22:18-19)
God’s way is the best way, its from God!
We do not have the authority to change the message of Christ!
We do not have the authority to do things our way!
God is the creator of everything we know and understand. We are servants to the King of Kings, and Jesus is our loving master. The perfect Son of God sacrificed his life, that we Might live forever.
What can we offer God? We can offer the one thing God wants from us. The one thing that all the laws of the prophets are summed up into, Our Love. We can be examples of God’s love for others by our efforts and actions. We can do everything in our power to share it all, God’s Way!
- Matthew 22:34-40
- Matthew 28:16-20
- Deuteronomy 4:2
- John 3:16
- Matthew 7:1-29
- Genesis 11:1-32
- 1 Timothy 6:1-21