He put all things in subjection under His feet, and
gave Him as
head over all things to the church, 23
which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all
in all. Ephesians 1:122-23 (NAS)
Rejecting God as King?
In the Old Testament, God was head over all
things for the Jews (the children of Israel).
However, the Jews came up with the idea that they
needed an "earthly king" so they could be like the
1 Samuel 8:5-7 records the complaint of the
children of Israel...and God's response:
"Behold, you (Samuel) have
grown old, and your sons do not walk in your ways.
Now appoint a king for us to judge us like all the
nations." But the thing was displeasing in the sight
of Samuel when they said, "Give us a king to judge
us." And Samuel prayed to the LORD. And the LORD
said to Samuel, "Listen to the voice of the people
in regard to all that they say to you, for they have
not rejected you, but they have rejected Me from
being king over them. 1 Samuel 8:5-7 (NAS)
Have some rejected Him today?
Many years after Jesus established His church,
some have also come up with the idea that they need
someone other than God and Christ. Some people
feel that they need men, women, or a group of men
and/or women to be head over their church on this
Would you rather be part of Jesus' church, where
Jesus remains as head over all things...or a church
where someone else is head?
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