Authority—found only two times in two Old Testament verses and thirty-five times in thirty-two New Testament verses
Last usage in the Old Testament: Proverbs 29:2
First usage in the New Testament: Matthew 7:29
Interesting fact: The Lord is not the only one who gives authority. During Daniel’s Seventieth Week, the dragon will give power, a seat [a position], and great authority to a beast that rises up out of the sea (Revelation 13:2). This reveals that not all authority is godly nor does it all originate from a godly source.
Bible study tip: Oftentimes, some of the New Testament epistles have been wrongly classified as General Epistles because of their chronological placement in God’s word. However, epistles are only general when addressed to a general audience (i.e., The General Epistle of James).
Sunday, Day 43—Church Day (no devotional)
Monday, Day 44—A Change in Authority
Tuesday, Day 45—When the Righteous Are in Authority
Wednesday, Day 46—Church Night (no devotional)
Thursday, Day 47—The Desire for Authority
Friday, Day 48—The Respect of Authority
Saturday, Day 49—Improper Authority
Day 43: Church Day
John 5:26 For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;
27 And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.