Combine all the authority that rulers have had throughout history, and it pales in comparison to Christians ruling with Christ in the world to come. In this lab, John Piper explains that all followers of Christ are kings and queens in training.
Principle for Bible Reading
Cultivating new love for old texts
Several verses in the Bible are much more familiar than others. Many very popular texts are deserving of the attention they receive but if we are not careful they can become so familiar that they lose their gloss and glamour in our eyes. The solution is not to stow certain verses away and come back to them later, the solution is to go deeper into them.
One way to do this is to trace the themes in the familiar verses throughout the book or letter. Often, the themes from beloved verses can be found in people, situations, and other statements in the same book of the Bible which can deepen our understanding and appreciation for the familiar.
- What could it look like to rule with Christ?
- Read Psalm 8 and Hebrews 2:5–9. What point is the author of Hebrews making by citing this text?
- Watch the lab. If you are a child of God, you will reign with him forever. Does this news influence how you live this side of heaven?