Recently, during an elders’ prayer meeting, one of my fellow pastors made a statement, as we were praying, that “the church rules when she prays.” Those words grabbed my attention, my heart and my mind. They reflect a thoroughly biblical truth. In the book of
The apostles Peter and John had been threateningly commanded by the religious powers in Jerusalem to no longer speak in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. They had been commanded by human authorities to disobey their final authority, the risen and reigning Saviour (Matthew
The reason that we like order is because we are made in the image of God. God, as we often say, is a God of order. When He created the world, He made cosmos out of chaos. And He has been doing so ever since.
I recently found myself wondering, if I was stranded on a desert island or incarcerated in a prisoner of war camp, and I needed to daily occupy my mind, how would I do so? I trust that I would bring to mind many Bible verses