October 8 – Authority

John 19:6-11

So Pilate said to him, “You will not speak to me? Do you not know that I have authority to release you and authority to crucify you?” (John 19:10 ESV)

Pilate was continually flabbergasted by Jesus. He just didn’t know how to take a man that wouldn’t stand up for himself in the face of potentially horrific agony. His view on authority reveals a great deal about how we often see ourselves as well.

Pilate stated plainly that he was in a position of authority over Jesus. An untrue statement. Jesus’ authority was and is unsurpassable by any man.

What kind of authority do we recognize in our lives? What position of authority do we view Jesus as having? Have we truly made him our Lord, or do we just like the savior part? What are we gonna do about it?


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