Finally, getting things back on track with being able to post more often. Procrastination was about to get the best of me. This is something that many of us struggle with at some point in life. I thought and prayed how to break the slump I had gotten into about writing in general. I believe that God showed me to just write and the words will be there when I need them. I found I was letting too many excuses to be my justifiable reasons for neglecting my writings. The key word here is excuses, in reality I believe an excuse is our reasoning for being lazy.
My wife, God bless her, has been supportive to a certain extent, but now she is pushing me to get back to writing. So with the grace of God I will push through and get my words down on paper.
41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 42 Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David. 43 He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, 44 The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? 45 If David then call him Lord, how is he his son? 46 And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.
I have given some thought to this interaction between Jesus and the Pharisees, I have noticed that the Pharisees were not able t answer many of the questions that Jesus presented them with. I believe this comes from the fact that the Pharisees were not Godly men as they acted and they did not have the Spirit to reveal the meanings of things concerning Jesus.
The solution, as I believe, is this: Jesus was with God from the beginning. This is the reason he is Lord. He came to earth in human form and therefore needed to be born of a human woman. Mary is a descendant of David and this made Jesus a son of David. So, while Jesus has always been in Godly form, he was descended from the bloodline of David. Jesus is Lord, always has and always will be. Jesus in flesh, had David as an ancestor.
It’s been a while since I posted anything, it’s be a hectic start to the new year. Recently, I started my second job and been trying to find the balance needed to finish my last month of class and two jobs. My wife had been working double shifts at her job due to call-offs and this has thrown our schedules for a bit of a loop. Hopefully, things have already started on an upswing for us. If not, it is the will of God and we will accept this faithfully. I know that sometimes we tend to push this to the back of our minds, but God isn’t going any where. All it takes if for us to turn our problems over to Him and He will carry us through it.
1 Peter 5:6-11 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: 7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. 10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. 11 To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
Now when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of the people, he entered into Capernaum. 2 And a certain centurion’s servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die. 3 And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant. 4 And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this: 5 For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue. 6 Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof: 7 Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed. 8 For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. 9 When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. 10 And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the servant whole that had been sick.
Jesus appears to be impressed in the faith of the centurion which I think makes a few interesting points.
- The centurion expressed his belief in the authority of Jesus by comment. When he expressed that the he was able to order people to do things and then they did them. He was showing that he believed that Jesus had the authority to order the illness to leave his servant. This faith and recognition coming from a Roman leader was not the normal practice of the people at the time.
- Jesus expresses the fact that he has not found such faith in all of Israel. The people that God has chosen to be His people didn’t have the level of faith that a Roman leader had.
- Many of the Jewish people believed that had to see and/or touch Jesus before he could heal them. A centurion had faith that all Jesus had to do was will the healing. In fact, the centurion felt that he was unworthy of Jesus coming to his home, but he knew that Jesus’ presence was not a requirement of the healing.
The lesson that I take away from this story is that faith is key to increasing our personal relationship with God. We must believe in God’s will, grace, mercy, and love that He has for His creation.
God takes care of us in so many way, why would we not have faith in Him? Life may not always be easy, but the end reward will more than make up for it.
For those of you that read my blog and the numerous comments that were being posted, I believe the the debate is over. The whole situation arose because of someone wanting to be disrespectful and became somewhat obsessed with wanting to convert my belief to theirs. I assure you that my faith in God, Jesus, and those chosen vessels to spread their message has not wavered.
My reason for this post is this: we need to respect one another when it comes to blogging. If you don’t agree with what someone else posts, then don’t read their blog. Seems like the most logical solution to me. Even if you have a different opinion, a single comment would be ok, but to question someone’s beliefs and act like they must agree with you is just wrong.
As Christians, our goal should be to help others hear the good news proclaimed in the Bible. Not to try and dictate what if accurate in the Bible.