What Do You Think of Jesus?

Mark 8: 15 And he cautioned them, saying, “Watch out; beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod”. (ESV)   Jesus was trying to teach His disciples about the influence of bad people in our lives. However, the disciples were thinking that Jesus was getting on to them for not bringing […]

Mark 8: 15 And he cautioned them, saying, “Watch out; beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod”. (ESV)
 
Jesus was trying to teach His disciples about the influence of bad people in our lives. However, the disciples were thinking that Jesus was getting on to them for not bringing bread. I believe, sometimes, we may confuse what Jesus is trying to teach us, as well. We can get too involved in our own opinions and ideas and forget the message we are to convey to the world.

We need to show Jesus to others. But, we cannot do it based on our political views or religious views. Jesus warned his disciples to be aware, and so should we. Beware that we don’t teach Jesus as a political stance. Politics should never define who Jesus is and what He does. Religion, as an institution, should not define what we believe about Jesus, either. IF we want to know Jesus, we need to read the Bible for ourselves. That was God’s intention from the beginning of time. He speaks to us through His Word. Don’t listen to politicians or those claiming religion that is not based on what God says. Listen to His Son. Listen to Jesus.

After God’s Own Heart

David, King of Israel, was described as a man after God’s own heart. I can imagine other biblical characters who would fall under the same category. What about us? Can we come close to that kind of heart? How did David get there? From his childhood he had a deep and...

Groundhog Day

14 And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth." And it was...

Provided

And he said, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD." (Job 1:21 ESV) Those words spoken by Job need to be pondered by all of us. We came into this world with nothing...

Some Wisdom for the Day

When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan. (Prov. 29:2 ESV) One's pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor. (Prov. 29:23 ESV) Scoffers set a city aflame, but the wise turn away wrath....

In Him

In Christ we have every spiritual blessing heaven has to offer. It was God’s choice even before he created the world to choose those who are in Christ to be his chosen people. In Christ we are considered holy and blameless before God. In Christ we are adopted as God’s...

It Is Written

It may have been about 2005 when we moved into our current subdivision. Our house was one of the first houses built in our area of the subdivision. I’m not trying to offer that as an excuse for what happened, but then again, I may be. Entering our subdivision the...

Out With the Old, In With the New

A common slogan as we bring to an end the current year and look with anticipation to the coming new year. A slogan good for the passing of a year that is ending, but not good for everything. There is no “new” word of God. There is the word of God. That word is still...

Some Things Change, Some Don’t

We headed South to spend a couple of days with our vacationing grandchildren and their parents. On the way, our GPS kept giving me directions toward our destination. It kept saying, “Go toward Mobile”. It kept pronouncing it “Mo-bull” instead of “Mo-bill”. I wondered...

What’s Your Custom?

What are your habits of life? How would your family describe your customs? Twice in the New Testament the phrase is used, “as was his custom,” in reference to Jesus. In Mark 10:1 it is used to refer to his custom of teaching the people. In Luke 4:16, his going to the...

Follow Me

From time to time I will see trucks with a “Follow Me” sign on their tailgate. As a matter of fact, I followed one just last week who was directing traffic around the construction of a new bridge in our area. I understood where he was leading me. When I see a truck...