We believe that Jesus… rose again. 1 Thessalonians 4:14, NIV Jesus died on the cross. But death could not hold Him. So, on the third day, He rose from the grave. But here is the great enigma for us: our Christian loved ones who have died, have not yet risen. If...
“All things have been committed to me by my Father.” Matthew 11:27 (NIV)
It is a fundamental rule of leadership that if you give someone a job, you don’t do it yourself. You may work with that person, but if you have delegated a task to someone, you will not do it without them.
Imagine you’re in charge of a remodeling project, and you give David the responsibility to do the painting. So David picks out the colors and gets the materials. You may work with David, but you won’t do the painting independently of him. What is trusted into his hands is his responsibility.
What has the Father committed to the Son? “All things…” (11:27).
What about creation? When God creates, He creates through His Son: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made” (John 1:1, 3).
What about communication? When God speaks, He speaks through His Son. The Old Testament prophets tried to find out the circumstances to which “the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing” (1 Peter 1:11). The prophets spoke by the Spirit of Christ!
What about salvation? When God saves, He saves through His Son: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
What about judgment? When God judges, He judges through His Son. Judgment is in His hands. “The Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son” (John 5:22).
God always works through His Son. He always has, and He always will.
How confident are you that when God gives rest, He does it through His Son?