The Search for Power

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BIBLE READINGS:

  • Ecclesiastes 8:2-­17
  • 1 Timothy 2:1-­7

The abuse of power runs rampant in our sin-disfigured world. We see unbalanced power dynamics at work in global injustices and in our personal relationships. How can we live well when others abuse their power over us, and serve well when we have power over others? The Teacher instructs us in how to engage power with a kind of shrewdness that makes space for joy, even in the midst of injustice.