When He entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to Him while He was teaching, and said, “By what authority are You doing these things, and who gave You this authority?” Matthew 21:23
While Jesus was healing people and performing miracles, the chief priests wanted to know “By what authority is Jesus performing these?” This can be asked of our own lives, everything we do on a daily basis, ask yourself “by what authority am I doing this?”. Meaning are you doing the will of God or are you performing your own will
Jesus clearly stated to them and all of us, that he only did the will of his Father (God) (John 6:38) In fact Jesus was so loyal and obedient to his Fathers will, that he laid down his life to save ours. Many people tried to charge Jesus with blasphemy, but he told them if he did something wrong them charge him for it.
When we do the will of our Father (God) you will always remain righteous, but when we follow our own will, that’s usually when we get led astray. You might say “Well Jesus got crucified” the fact is Jesus always knew he was going to lay down his life for us. This he prophesied about multiple times before it happened.
So reflect on your life and ask “By what authority am I doing this?” Are you following the will of our Father or are you living for the world? Just as Jesus was resurrected to live eternally, so shall we who stay faithful to God in Jesus Name Amen