Doxology of Light
1 Timothy 15





Doxology of Light, 1 Timothy 15. In our lives we tend to have many authorities: parents, officers of the law, judges, teachers, employers, supervisors, and so the list goes on. Which one of these is the most important? In reality, we have only one true Ruler. He is the King of all kings, and He is the Lord of all lords.




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God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16 who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen.
1 Timothy 15b-16, NIV





Doxology of Light
1 Timothy 15




Look at all of the characteristics of God that Paul gives us in this short "Doxology of Light." God is, the Blessed and only Ruler, the King of Kings, the Lord of lords, the One who lives in unapproachable light, and the One whom no one has seen or can see.



In our lives we tend to have many authorities: parents, officers of the law, judges, teachers, employers, supervisors, and so the list goes on. Which one of these is the most important? In reality, we have only one true Ruler. He is the King of all kings, and He is the Lord of all lords. In other words, He is the Parent of all parents, the Officer of the law over all officers of the law, the Judge over all judges, the Teacher overall teachers, the Employer over all employers, and the Supervisor over all supervisors.



When we look at it this way, we understand that this has implications for both the leaders and those who are under the authority of the leaders. Are the authorities free to lead in whatever manner they choose? Do parents "own" their children? Are judges free to rule in whatever manner they choose? No! Every authority is under the authority of God, whether they believe He exists or not. And, every subordinate serves as unto the Lord, serving in meekness and humility, but only according to God's Law. No subordinate is ever required to do anything that is against the Word of God. Not only that, but no subordinate should do anything that is against the Word of God.



Why is this true? It is true because our God lives in unapproachable light! The light of God is so bright, so holy, and so pure, that man, in his sin, would die if he looked at that total and beautiful perfection. What an amazing God we have!



Think about this Doxology of Light as you go about the duties of this day. Pray that you will faithfully serve him in all of your thoughts, words, and actions.



Who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen.







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