Day 21 | I'm Not The Boss
Ever since the fall of mankind, we have had a warped mentality of dominion. God told us to spread out across the world and rule the earth, but not to rule each other. We have changed and got this wrong. To rule and reign on earth is not to rule and reign over each other.
Whenever a human tries to rule another human, we are positioning ourselves over that human. The only way to claim that position is to sack God from His position over people.
One of the main reasons God should maintain the position of ruler over all creation is because there is no other being as benevolent as Him. God is slow to become angry. He is patient with us. God wants all of us to be saved.
There is no way I would be as caring toward you as God is toward you. I don't know enough about your situation. I don't have a wide enough perspective. I can't see every side of the story from different angles at the same time. You would be seriously disadvantaged if I was ruler of mankind.
It's good for me to remember that I'm not the boss, I shouldn't be the boss, and I really should have no desire to boss people around.
TIME TO THINK:
Do people have freedom to be themselves under me?
Do I let people change or make them change?
Father, thank you for being the greatest of all gods. There is nobody like You, our great God! You are always ready to listen to us. Your rules and Your ways are good and fair. Thank you for protecting me by Your word. Amen.
Deuteronomy 4:7-8 MSG
“Yes. What other great nation has gods that are intimate with them the way GOD, our God, is with us, always ready to listen to us? And what other great nation has rules and regulations as good and fair as this Revelation that I’m setting before you today?”
2 Peter 3:8-9 MSG
“Don’t overlook the obvious here, friends. With God, one day is as good as a thousand years, a thousand years as a day. God isn’t late with his promise as some measure lateness. He is restraining himself on account of you, holding back the End because he doesn’t want anyone lost. He’s giving everyone space and time to change.”