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June 10, 2018 | Daily Devotionals | June 10, 2018

Authority


Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven. Psalm 119:89

When your backs are against the wall and push comes to shove, who or what get’s to determine good or evil in your life? Whatever gets to determine good or evil, right from wrong, moral and immoral – that right there is your source of authority. In a culture where there is no absolute truth and everybody’s truth is valid and should be respected, how can you hold to a God-centered position?

 
Every man has a filter for his decision-making in the moment; when it comes to porn, when it comes to sexual thinking and practice, when it comes to others, when it comes to marriage issues and responses, when it comes to relationships, when it comes to leadership. Some filters men have are horrible, for example, their feelings in the moment. Others are pretty good, like wives and good advisers and counselors. There is only One who has complete authority, endorsed both by conscience and Christ, and that’s God himself through His Word.

 

Father, help me remember that you are not a Santa in the sky but a builder of men. 

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