THE STORY OF JESUS: Acts 17:1-9
“They are saying that there is another king, one called Jesus.” (Acts 17:7)
Guilty as charged… this IS what Paul and Silas were saying.
This is also what we say, if we believe in Who Jesus is.
It sounds less troubling in our day, because we no longer recognize kings.
We do not live in a monarchy (rule of one king over the people).
But we live in a democracy (rule of the people).
Do we as Jesus followers see how following Jesus challenges this too?
I am not advocating ‘churchocracy’ (rule of the church).
I am not suggesting a religious political party.
Paul and Silas did not proclaim the overthrow of Rome or government.
Their message, the good news of Jesus, involves the overthrow of the heart.
Change from within that comes from surrendering to Jesus as ‘king’.
Our hope is not in Conservatives Republicans, Liberals, Democrats or Socialists?
Our hope is in Jesus, and in His transforming work in and through us.
May we stand up for Jesus as king, and may the world be blessed because of it.
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, forgive Your people for thinking politicians or the people can lead Your world. May Your kingdom come, and may Your will be done in my life, as it is in heaven!