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Friday, September 26, 2014

282: WITH GREAT POWER COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY


                    Photo taken today on September 26, 2014 at 8:00 AM. It is the sun rising over the Wasatch Mountains.

 
With great power comes great responsibility.

Credit to this above phrase has been given to Stan Lee, the writer of Spiderman, as well as Franklin D Roosevelt, and even Winston Churchill at various stages.  However, the first literary record of this can be attributed to Francois-Marie Arouet aka Voltaire.

Much like Victor Hugo, Voltaire was disturbed by the sickening abuse of authority and privilege by those in power whilst the poor and deprived starved and suffered around him.

However, the founding principle that with 'great power comes great responsibility' is found in the scriptures. In Luke 12:48 it reads: "To those who much is given much is required".

 It is necessary to be meek first before being trusted with great power. Without meekness a man cannot be trusted with such a power. We need to ask rather than demand. We need to petition rather than decree.   The things of God matter.  Ordinances that connect us with Him matter a great deal. When done correctly, they have power.