One-UpManShip

2 Jul

God’s Word: Matthew 26:57-68

God’s Message to me: (My interpretation of what God is saying in these verses)

Nothing quite angers a person more than one-upmanship. one upmanship When the crowds were drawn to Jesus, those in charge of the church, rather than embrace Jesus sought to silence Him.  His arrival had been prophesied for many years and He fulfilled each of those prophecies to a T.  Here He was—the Messiah they had been waiting for, longing for.  But during the years of waiting they had conjured up in their minds what he would look like and what he would do for them.  But Jesus didn’t come to fulfill their agenda’s, but Mine.

It mattered not to the church leaders that Jesus could heal the sick and raise the dead.  What mattered to them was that He was drawing the allegiance of the people away from them.  It mattered so much that the High Priest lost his temper and ripped his robes.  He called for the death of Jesus.  Do you realize how heart-wrenching that was for Me. Jesus, sent to deliver my love and forgiveness to the world—was rejected by those  He came to save?

What about you?  To reject His love is to call for His death all over again.  How can I tell who has rejected His love?  It’s simple to see.  I see people who are searching for love in all the wrong places.  In a desire to be “spiritual,” not religious, they have abandoned their one hope of a spiritual relationship.  Jesus is the life-line to My Spirit of truth.  To reject His love and sacrifice is to trample under feet My offer of salvation and life eternal.  I offer joy unspeakable and full of glory.

God’s Question: Have you accepted or rejected Jesus’ offer of love.

God’s Promise: Nothing can separate you from My love—nothing   but your unwillingness to reach out and accept it.

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My Prayer to God

I praise You for Jesus life and death for my sake.

I am sorry I am not a better example of your love.

Thank You for loving me in spite of me.

Help me follow your example in loving others.

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