The Believer’s Authority - Titus 2:15
The world often accuses believers of being arrogant or narrow-minded because of the believer’s certainty concerning the things he believes. Though there are certainly times when believers do behave themselves in an arrogant manner, the godly believer is certain of his beliefs, because he is certain of his authority. According to Titus 2:15, the believer can "speak, and exhort, and rebuke" the truths found within the Bible with all authority. Why? Because the Bible is the word of the God that has all authority. It is not therefore arrogance which causes a believer to be unwilling to waver on what he believes, but faith in the written words of his God.
(For smaller children) Jesus used scripture to teach (Luke 4:16-21; Luke 24:25-27) and to silence His enemies (Matthew 4:1-11; Matthew 21:15-16). We need to know what we believe (Acts 17:11) and use the word (Acts 4:31; Acts 18:28; Acts 26:22).
Is your authority tradition, or the doctrines and teachings of men, or emotions? How have you been influenced by these things?
What is the end of an individual who has the wrong authority? How can that danger be avoided by simply putting faith in the written word of God?
- Ask the Lord to help you check your authority.
- Thank God for giving us His word.
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