A daily devotional through the recorded words Jesus spoke while He walked alongside us. Our website http://alittlewalkwithgod.com.
- Thanks for joining me today for "A Little Walk with God." I'm your host Richard Agee.
- Did your mom ever send your brother or sister to tell you to do something? How did you like it? That just how some people felt when Jesus came around.
- John 8:25-26
“Who are you?” they asked.
“Just what I have been telling you from the beginning,” Jesus replied. “I have much to say in judgment of you. But he who sent me is trustworthy, and what I have heard from him I tell the world.”
- My daughter doesn’t do it very often, but every once in awhile, she sends her oldest child to tell her younger ones to do something. “Jonathon, go tell Grayson to put on her shoes so we can go.”
- Doesn’t do it often because of the backlash
- Youngest doesn’t like to be told by the oldest
- Both are her children
- Grayson feels like an equal
- Doesn’t want to hear from anyone but her mother
- Certainly doesn’t think Jonathon should tell her what to do
- Many of those who heard Jesus looked at Him the same way
- He’s just a man
- He’s the same as us
- Born of a woman, eats and drinks and breathes like us
- Who does He think He is telling us what to do
- Just like Jonathon gets yelled at by his sister when he passes on a command from his mother, Jesus wasn’t liked by those with whom He shared the Father’s commands
- He only passed on what the Father told Him to share
- His words were those of the Father and His commands were those of the Father
- Until people believed He truly was the Son of God, He was just another man trying to tell them what to do and they didn’t want to listen anymore than a younger child wants to listen to what an older child passes on from his mother
- We can begin to see some of the danger involved in the dynamics that played out around Jesus during His time on earth as we put ourselves back in His time and in that place. We can be obstinate and raise the hackles on the back of our neck and refuse to believe the Father spoke through Him. We can refuse to believe Jesus is God incarnate who gave Himself for us. We can refuse to trust Him and so suffer the wrath of the Father because of our disobedience. Or we can be obedient children and understand that God sent His Son, Jesus to tell save us from ourselves.
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