September 2nd, 2018
Presumption and Arrogance About Authority
2 Peter 2:10 (KJB) But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.
We live in a time in this wicked world when many people feel they have the freedom and the obligation to inform speaking their own opinion about the various kinds of authority at work in this world. Many people are especially fond of speaking ill of our government leaders tossing verbal darts about the wickedness at work in both major political parties.
What a person often fails to consider is that in the Bible God has already established He is the final authority in this world and in eternity. He can divinely work through any circumstance using either saved or lost hearts. Just because an ungodly leader or authority figure is elected or placed in a position of leadership does not mean that God made a mistake (for He never does), or that He cannot use an untoward situation or person in bringing about His will and way.
It is common for personal arrogance to be vocalized concerning questionable circumstances in authority matters at work in this world. This truth rings true whether it be in pointing out obvious corruption or personal dislike in political leaders, policemen, parents, teachers, bosses, or even pastors. Pointed sharp words can be easily spoken for publically despising leaders and persons of authority in any given situation when it does not line up with another person’s expectations or opinion.
People often feel obligated to share their own opinions, however, their opinion may or may not line up spiritually with truths in God’s Word. Or appropriately align with God’s will and way in any given situation.
Presumption and arrogance publicly implied by one person can be used to form an opinion and spread about by likeminded people about matters of authority working in this world.
The spiritual bottom line: sharing an opinion or choosing to quote scripture, as led by God, can separate man’s opinion from a declaration of God regarding authority, or any other matter, at work in this world.