Saturday, April 9, 2011

Today's thought April 9, 2011

Today I read John 12. 

In verse 47 Jesus is recorded as saying an amazing thing that I need to apply to my own life.  So much of what we have as his recorded words is revolutionary.  They won't necessarily cause a revolution in the greater political world, but if I take them seriously and apply them to my own life there will be a revolution. 

Here is what I saw this morning that is amazing to me.  Jesus said, "...And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not:..."

How often do I say something and then if someone doesn't accept, believe or receive my words, I put a label on that person. 

Jesus went on to say that his words would judge those who did not believe.  Because, he only spoke what he received from his Father.  So he was in perfect rest that the words were true.   That is probably a big part of my problem.  Many of my words are just junk I've come up with on my own, so in my heart I know they may be false and so I get defensive. 

So many places in God's Word we are told to not judge, and once again Jesus is the perfect example of doing God's Word. 

Let us continue to learn faithfulness

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