Tuesday, April 5, 2022

 

"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth….


…. make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky….". - Genesis 1:1,26



Rule over does not mean harm, oppress or extinguish; and it does not mean ignoring the rule of the Lord and the Lord's commandments.


The Lord created everything, including people.


And everything belongs to the Lord*.


Do you know what else belongs to the Lord?  


Power.  


“Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever;

    wisdom and power are his.

 He changes times and seasons;

    He deposes kings and raises up others.

He gives wisdom to the wise

    and knowledge to the discerning.

He reveals deep and hidden things;

    he knows what lies in darkness,

    and light dwells with him."


Daniel 2:20-22



True power belongs to the Lord.


There is a vast difference between feeling powerful or all powerful and real strength in bravery and wisdom.  


Perceiving peace and love as weaknesses, as if aggression, power trips and hate are strengths, is misplaced. 


Aggression and hate is the misplacement of fear and insecurities and is not in line with the teachings of the Bible and Jesus Christ, who commands us to love.  





*Many passages in the Bible state that everything in heaven and earth belongs to the Lord, including passages in Genesis, 1 Corinthians, Psalms, Leviticus and.



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