Friday, February 17, 2012

21st Century Paul

2 Corinthians 10:10-11

10 For they say, “His letters are weighty and strong, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech of no account.” 11 Let such a person understand that what we say by letter when absent, we do when present.

That is such a billy bad apple thing to say. Do you suppose if this were to be translated into the Message Bible Commentary it would read

"For they say, 'His blogs are bold, but in person he is a wimp, and he's not very imposing.' I would like them to know that what I blog on-line, I am in person."

Or something like that.

Paul had real authority because it was given to him by a real Authority. The only real authority in this world is that given to it from the Authority that made the world.

Governments, Pastors, Husbands, Parents, and Employers.

It's not a long list, but it's long enough that I can with confidence suspect that the person reading this blog has difficulty in honoring at least one of them.

1 comment:

  1. i know at least couple of the authorities in that list stick out at me as being ones i should be honoring more.