High Horse or Heavenly Father?
“Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.” Chronicles 29:11
God is Sovereign. Even though, as His children, we believe we know it all – God actually knows what He’s doing. If only we could trust Him. If only we could trust one another. If only….
What we say we believe and what our actions reveal may result in a lack of authenticity. Yep. I’m going to say it. There are a lot of fakers out there and I believe it is greatly affecting the cause of Christ. I’m not so much worried about the “sinners.” I’m highly concerned with the “sinning saints;” like me.
Jesus talked about separating the sheep from the goats. He talked about wolves in sheep’s clothing. He told us to examine the fruit when trying to determine authenticity. We, on the other hand, have decided arrogance and piousness are the newest fruits in our spiritual arsenal. Many times, we elevate ourselves to God without realizing the spiritual damage we do to those who are seeking Truth. Not our opinion – Truth. Not our belief system – Truth. Not our religious arguments – Truth.
Jesus said not everyone who calls Him “Lord” knows Him. He explains that when He fills the role of Rightful Judge, there will be some that He will tell to go away because He doesn’t even know them.
If I, as a lifelong Christian, can’t tell the real ones from the fake ones, the lost world has no hope of ever hearing Real Truth. The truth of salvation; not the truth about earthly arguments.
“You are exalted as head over all.” It’s not talking about us. Any of us. It’s talking about Him. But, if we’re one of the fake ones, we don’t get it. We still believe we’re all that and then some. Many of us truly believe we are entitled to judge the world. Excuse me? Where is God in that?
May I ask a favor, please. Could we put Christ back on the throne? I know...I know...it will require that some of us come down off our high horse. Believe me, climbing up on our high horse is a great deal more pleasant than coming down. I should know. I was once an excellent rider. <wink>