What has true authority in your life? Most of us remember some point in our lives when we told our parents NO! Rebellion begins at an early age. Teachers and Police had authority, but we know it must be earned. Clergy have lost a lot of authority over the years. For many of us, WE are our only authority. How’s that working out for you? Still, we have to start with our self-will as we consider what other authorities we allow to guide us.
Today, we consider the voices of authority we hear from scripture. There are many voices in the Bible along with the various books (66 – right?) and we Christians declare that the Bible has ultimate authority over our lives. Really? What does that look like? John Wesley is famous for teaching Methodists about the ways we understand the Bible to have authority over us. I pray we find real, practical truth in this teaching. Listen and see if John’s thoughts have any authority.