God didn’t put angels in charge of this business of salvation that we’re dealing with here. It says in Scripture,
What is man and woman that you bother with them;
why take a second look their way?
You made them not quite as high as angels,
bright with Eden’s dawn light;
Then you put them in charge
of your entire handcrafted world.
When God put them in charge of everything, nothing was excluded. But we don’t see it yet, don’t see everything under human jurisdiction. What we do see is Jesus… (The Message).
It is obvious that when the first man sinned the loss was great. One of the lasting effects of the fall is that people now come nowhere near close to fulfilling their governmental potential. One day, In Christ, it will be fulfilled, but not yet. Not fully.(Although, even now, the more we submit to Jesus, the greater will be the leadership authority we exercise. This is one of many great paradoxes of the Christian faith: see Matthew 8:9).
So, as yet, we do not see humans ruling as originally intended, but ”What we do see is Jesus…”, succeeding where man failed.
‘Ponder these verses: ”We wish to see Jesus” (John 12:21), ”We see Jesus” (Heb.2:9), and ”We shall see Him (Jesus)” (1 John 3:2). The first is the plea of the sinner; the second is the privilege of the saint; the third is the promise of the Scripture.” Warren W. Wiersbe: ‘With the Word’, p.813.
PRAYER: Lord, day by day may we see you more clearly, love you more dearly, follow you more nearly. I also pray for…that he/she/they may come to see, love and follow you.