In the mid-80’s, the band Tears for Fears released the song “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” one of the biggest hits of the year. For those of us who grew up in the 80’s, we may remember the song and its catchy beat and memorable chorus.
However, beyond a chart-topping hit from the 80’s lies one of the most important questions for people to consider, a question that I believe only faith can answer…Who Rules The World?
In the toxicity of the political climate, it might be a good time to consider Who Rules The World? Do politicians, or a political party/candidate, rule the world? Do celebrities rule the world? Or, does a worldview, such as the human quest for money, power, or control rule the world?
It’s important to note the answer to this question is just as challenging for people inside the church. As much as we want to believe that God is the ruler of the world, we all struggle with the pull to place our allegiance elsewhere.
Perhaps now more than ever we need to really consider who, or what, is the ruler of the world…because whoever, or whatever, we believe rules the world also rules our lives.
Our Scripture today, Colossians 1:15-2:5, stresses the supremacy of Christ and invites us to establish His Lordship and Kingship as the true ruler of the world. To prepare for today’s study, I encourage you to read the preceding passages, and then click HERE.
If you missed the first two lessons, click HERE for the introduction or HERE for session 1.