Good friend, Chip Dean, taught the doctrine of humanity to his youth group last year and used this title, “Being Human Rules!” Reading through Theological Interpretation of the Old Testament I came across a quote that reminded me of that series and that encapsulates a biblical understanding of humanity. Ernest Lucas describes the scene in Daniel 4, the narrative that describes Nebuchadnezzars bestial degeneration, writing:
Daniel 4:10-12 paints a picture of the good that can be achieved by human rulers. When humans image God, they have the right to rule in his name. When they try to be God, they forfeit that right and may become ‘bestial.’ Those who recognize God’s rule over them are in a position to allow God to rule through them (242).
May we, in the power of the Spirit, in humble submission to our Savior, and for the glory of our Heavenly Father, rule well. After all, being human rules!
Sola Deo Gloria, dss