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Food for Thought

John 10:17  Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
John 10:18  No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.
John 10:19  There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings.
John 10:20  And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him?
John 10:21  Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?

Just a little food for thought for today.

I really wonder how much difference there is to where God wants us to be and where we are.  The Pharisees had a hard time accepting what the Saviour was saying because they had drifted so far away from where they should have been that what Christ was saying to them was truly wrong by their thinking and wrong according to their religious practices.  In fact, Jesus was so much different to what they were accustomed to that it was causing a great division among the established religious leaders and the “new converts” that Christ had.  And let me tell you…He had a lot of new converts!

Jesus is so good at coming in and looking past all of the road blocks that we can not look past.  He is perfect at tearing down walls that hinder the cause of Christ.  And because of this, the changes He makes can and will cause division among the ones who claim to be believers and true christians.  Remember, His sheep hear His voice and follow Him; even if it is to a different place, different path, and through different circumstances.  The question is, when you hear His voice, will you follow even if it means that there will be division?  Will you follow His voice even if you can’t explain the “where, when, how, why, and to what extent” of the change?  Just a more food for thought for you…

Remember, only you have to give an account for your actions.

 

March 5, 2012 - Posted by | Devotional | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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