Now Christ has gone to heaven. He is seated in the place of honor next to God, and all the angels and authorities and powers accept his authority. [1Peter 3:22 NLT]
I once heard someone teach on the issue of salvation and lordship. They said that one cannot accept Jesus as Savior and not as Lord. Such a good statement. Being a believer means that one accepts the authority of the risen Christ in our lives. Divine lordship is not optional for us or the angels.

I am intrigued by this verse though. Surely the angels accepted the authority of God the Son before the resurrection or ascension. In writing this, perhaps Peter is reminding us that the eternal authority of the Son is equal to that of the Father. After all, the Son is seated next to, not below, the Father.

With all the angels and authorities and powers, we acknowledge your authority Lord Jesus Christ.

... this devotion is part of my series on the epistles of Peter and biblical words.

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