Passages like these give commentators and theologians fits. Indeed one commentator said that Paul is “so unbelievable that it has driven the theologians to desperate efforts.” This is because we are prone to make ourselves the ultimate authority. We do this with ethics and morals all the time – and because of common grace often are close to the truth , but we cannot be the standard – only God can. If we live as our own authority we will be blind to God’s – defiant, but also forfeiting his encouragements and vindication. If you think, reason and respond according to the flesh – then that is all you’ll have – you’ll have to be your own vindicator and that is a lonely place to be. Paul demonstrates for us here that true leadership comes form total servanthood!
Pastor Drew is a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He got his Masters of Divinity in 2010 and has been planting Omega OPC in Williamsport PA, since then. Check out some sermons by Pastor Drew Adcock Related Sermons Our Great Commission (Acts 1:1-11) April 19, 2015 Great Expectations (Acts 1:12-26) April 26, 2015 Pentecost (Acts 2:1-13) May 3, 2015 Peter’s Great Sermon I (Acts 2:14-41) May 10, 2015 Peter’s Great Sermon 2 (Acts 2:14-41) May 11, 2015 Pentecostal Reconciliation (Acts 2:42-47) May 17, 2015 Healing Church (Acts 3:1-26) May 24, 2015 Bold Idiots (Acts 4:1-31) May 31, 2015 Common Core (Acts 4:32-37) June 7, 2015 Severe Grace (Acts 5:1-11) June 14, 2015 Thriving in Hostility (Acts 5:12-42) June 21, 2015 Deciding on Deacons (Acts 6:1-7) June 28, 2015 Stephen’s Crown (Acts 6:8-7:60) July 5, 2015 When the Flood Gates Open (Acts 8:1-25)… (read more)