Why Do We Do This? Saturday, September 1st 2018
10 Now it happened, as Jesus sat at the table in the house, that behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Him and His disciples. 11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to His disciples, "Why does your Teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?"
Notice that the Pharisees didn't go to Jesus with their question, they went to His disciples. Why? Because previously they had squared off with Jesus only to realize there was no fault in Him. The Pharisees then go to what they would consider a weak link. The easy way out.
Don't we all try to do the same thing? We come up to situations in our lives where we have heard from Jesus in the past but didn't like His answer, so we look for another one. There will be times in our lives where we come up against doing what the Bible tells us to, or choosing to go at it our own way. The next time you face whatever situation it might be, choose Jesus. Choose to follow Him, choose to trust Him, and choose His will for your life.
Jesus will not go against your free will. If your desire is not for Jesus, He will give you exactly that, a life without Him. The other choice? A life submitted to the will of the Lord. This life is a blessed life. What will you choose today? Choose Jesus!
Life Lesson: God's greatest work is the work that you allow Him to do in your life.
Thank You for not giving up on me. There are times in my life when I've struggled and have tried seeking my own way. I ask that You would continue to fuel my hunger for Your word and more of You in my life. Your knowledge of me goes beyond my comprehension. Please help me to exercise my faith, knowing that Your purpose for my life is for my good, and Your pleasure. Thank You for that reassurance. In Jesus' name, amen.
Living to tell what He died to say,
Pastor David McGee
Cross the Bridge
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