Proper and Improper Use of Power January 27, 2016

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” Sir John Acton, an English historian and writer said that. History proves he was correct. Psychologist Cameron Anderson, referring to power dynamics says, “It explains why powerful people sometimes act rather like gorillas.” But in the use of power, how different is our dear Lord Jesus. He once said, “ All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.” But though He has all power, because He is also a God of love, He uses His power benevolently. Isaiah wrote, “He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.” Paul explained how Christ’s death at Calvary made the gospel… “the power of God to salvation, available “ for everyone who believes,” when they admit their spiritual need. This was possible because “When we were still without strength, in due time, Christ died for the ungodly.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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