Daily Devotions

In Authority Means Under Authority

In Authority Means Under Authority

Salute-2When the prodigal came to himself and realized he had stepped outside the bounds of his metron, he declared, “I am going to return to my father’s house.” In the culture of that time, that meant he was returning to his father’s rule and embracing the metron of his father’s determining. It was not until after his considering that he stunk, his clothes were tattered, he had tightened his belt up to the last loop and here he sat with pigs for company. He received the centurion’s revelation: a man under authority is a man in authority (Mt 8).  When he returned in that posture, it was then that the father once again measured his capacity and gave him the means to represent him in the marketplace (Lk 15:22). Our Father measures and sets the limits of our metron for His glory. He is too wise to act irrationally and too compassionate to be cruel. Let the wineskin yield in His hands.

2Co 10:13  We, on the other hand, will not boast beyond our legitimate province and proper limit, but will keep within the limits [of our commission which] God has allotted us as our measuring line… (Amplified)

(This is the last excerpt of the article “Your Sphere Of Influence”)

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