Psalm 8:6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:
When some people hear the word DOMINION, they automatically think of a ruler or someone in power. The term dominion does have within it a sense of oversight and authority. However, since dominion has been given to someone, it also carries with it a place of submission.
If a person has made Sergeant in the military, they have rule or dominion over a group of soldiers. At the same time, they themselves are subject to their commander. If they at any time should decide to quit obeying the commander above them, very soon, they would lose the rank of Sergeant, and the position they hold over the soldiers they lead. On the other hand, if they quit serving those who rely on their leadership and carelessly risk their life and wellbeing, it would not be long until the position of Sergeant would be lost as well, as it would be taken from them. Dominion comes when a person submits to those in authority over them, as well as submitting to the care of what is entrusted to them.
We as humans today have been given dominion over the earth. However, that dominion is based in Jesus Christ. We only have the authority through Him and in Him. To attempt to abuse this power is to abuse what God created.
We need to remember that all things were made by Him and for Him. God created everything and everyone we see. That includes us, you, and me. We are created for His pleasure. So, to be pleasing to Him today we do so by submitting our dominion to the one who really is, and always has been in control. We read in Matthew 28:18 Jesus told His disciples that all power had been given unto Him, both in Heaven and on Earth. Friend, nothing has ever changed.
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Genesis 15-16 / Psalm 8 / Proverbs 8 / Matthew 11
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Genesis 12-14 / Matthew 5
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