3/21/16 Monday Morning Reflection
But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all people. He did not need any testimony about mankind, for he knew what was in each person. John 2:24–25
Judgement starts from home. “He knew the acclaim of the disciples and the crowd was built on a messiah of their own imagination. Despite his many efforts at teaching them otherwise, they couldn’t shake their wrong expectations. They were excited about a national savior who would overthrow the despised Romans once and for all. They had no categories for the idea that victory would come through experiencing, rather than inflicting, wrath and degrading shame.”
Jesus cursed the fig tree. A barren tree that looked healthy to the human eye, yet, spiritual eyes will see that Israel is often referred to the “fig tree”. Judgement must start from home.
I am so underserving of His grace. Help me to know you more. Help me to find joy in you. Help me to remain faithful. Help me to love like you. Thank you for the cross.
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:1–2