(Psalms 138:4-5) All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, O LORD, for they have heard the words of your mouth, and they shall sing of the ways of the LORD, for great is the glory of the LORD.
(Revelation 11:15) Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever."
Kings and other people in high levels of authority usually have very little regard for the Word of God. The Father has placed Jesus Christ in sovereign authority over all the earth. All authority comes from Jesus and therefore any person who holds any level of authority holds that authority only through the authority of Jesus Christ. Ultimately, those in authority who disregard God's Word will give an account before the Lord. Luke 12:48 states, Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.
This principle applies not only to high levels of authority but to all authority on the Earth, no matter how small. What this means is that no matter how small of an amount of authority you may hold, it is important that you have regard for God's Word in how you exercise that authority. The Lord will lead you and guide you in using the authority He has given you for the purpose of accomplishing His will in you and those over whom you have authority.
Remember that the authority you hold has been given to you by God for His purposes. Seek the Lord and have regard for His Word in how you use your authority. Thank the Lord for your authority and for what He plans to accomplish through it.
Questions For Discussion
- Is there any level of authority that does not come from the Lord or for which the Lord will not hold you accountable?
- Why does the Lord delegate authority?
- How should you respond to the authority God gives you?