Cornerstone

“God has universal and complete authority over us in our lives, and because the Bible is God-breathed, its words directly from the mouth of God, then the Bible also has universal and complete authority over us in our lives.”
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As humans we struggle with authority. Authority, in its nature, implies a submission of one will to the other, which challenges us. Not only this, but we have seen people in our world abuse their authority, and so we are skeptical. But God's authority is not determined by our feelings or thoughts, His authority is universal, and because the Bible is the very Word of God, from the mouth of God Himself, then it too has universal authority over us in our lives, and God commands us to submit to Him and His Word.

Application Questions

1. In what ways are you skeptical and hesitant about authority? How does this influence the way that you view and engage with God?

2. In what ways are you living with a “spiritual buffet” mentality about your walk with God, particularly with your approach to the Bible?

3. How should this understanding of the Bible’s authority change how you read, interact, and apply the Bible to your life?

Matt Kleinhans

Matt serves Cornerstone by overseeing Family Ministries.

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