Ephesians 1:20, 22, …which [God] worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places… And He subjected all things under His feet and gave Him the head over all things to the church… (Own Greek translation.)
Christ was a servant unto death, and He now sits at the right hand of the Father with authority over all things. This is supposed to be comforting to us, but perhaps we don’t like this passage. As Americans who value freedom and individualism, the idea of being subjected to some governing authority is offensive to us—it threatens our way of life. We are under Christ’s authority whether we like it or not. For us Christians, this is a blessed thing. You are under the loving care of Christ our King. Yes, you should obey Him. His authority is only domineering and threatening when we actively oppose Him. Otherwise, we are under His loving care. All things are subjected to Him; therefore, you can trust Him with all things. You are under Christ’s feet, but He does not stomp on you. Rather, you are under His protection, not His wrath. For His feet were nailed to the cross, upon which He took upon God’s wrath on your behalf.
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Interesting. But what about for non-Christians? We are under no authority, protection, or wrath. Do Christians know that if the idea of a tyrannical but loving king is too much to worry about when there’s so much life to live, they have the option of stepping away? Hope so, because it’s quite refreshing here on the other side!
Thanks for the thoughts, and take care.
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I realize my question was a bit unclear. I was too tired I think! I will get back to you if I can reword properly.