The Godson – Leo Tolstoy
Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) is known as one of the greatest authors of all time. His story “The Godson” (1886) teaches important lessons about exercising authority and living in obedience.
God entrusts all believers with great authority. What we do with this authority is important. Healthy respect for authority and influence is necessary for us to fulfill the purposes God has for us. There are two ways we can disrespect authority:
- By not using the authority He gives us.
- By taking authority that is not given to us.
Both options can lead to dire consequences.