And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him,
by: Paula Davis.
Have you ever heard a child say, “You’re not the boss of me”? We may scowl at that when it is spoken to us, or to someone in authority over the child, but how many times do we say (out loud or in our hearts) something along these lines to Jesus? We may not realize this is what we are doing, but each time we disobey Him, choosing to follow our desires instead of living as Jesus lived, we are denying His Lordship. Jesus lived and died that we may be presented holy and blameless before God. Without Him we cannot enter Heaven. Let us begin and end each day confessing that Jesus is, indeed, the boss of us!'