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June 10, 2021 | Daily Devotionals | June 10

Authority


Your word, Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens. Psalm 119:89

When your backs are against the wall and push comes to shove, who or what determines good or evil in your life? Whatever or whomever determines good or evil, right from wrong, moral and immoral – that 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 that 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 your truth has the only true authority and you are a builder of men. 

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