Undeserved Privilege, Rights, Responsibility, and Revocation

Monday, September 24, 2012 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory." ~ Romans 5:2 (NLT)

We are living in a society that feels entitled to things that must be earned and maintained through diligence. To be sure, God wants to bless people with the necessities of life such as shelter, food, health, and education. These are foundational to life and stability.

"This place" of which the Apostle Paul speaks, in a specific context can represent places such as ministry office, leadership over people, and recognized authority in Christ's Church. These are not  "places" to which we have a right.

These are places of "undeserved privilege." With privilege comes great responsibility and necessary accountability. In the absence of these, the privilege must be revoked.

However, when we humbly accept our places of undeserved privilege and serve with faithfulness, under proper authority, we will partake of God's promise to share in the measure of God's glory which He gives to fulfill His purposes.