“…and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might” Ephesians 1:19 (ESV)
Power. So often it’s associated with human misuse that it’s become a dirty word.
Yet the sinfulness of mankind shouldn’t lead us to think that God is a selfish tyrant. A despotic ruler. An egotistical megalomaniac.
Because unlike these examples, God uses His power for our good.
His “great might” means He can create the universe yet it also gives Him power over death.
Ironically Jesus, the Son of God, chose to humble Himself, making Himself nothing (Philippians 2:1ff).
He who is God became Man.
And a servant at that. Quite the antithesis of typical human leadership.
Yet following His death and resurrection He was raised up and is now seated at God’s right hand (Romans 8:34).
prayer : thankful that God uses His power wisely, for the good of believers
action : exercise “servant” leadership