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Sunday, September 04, 2016

Jesus knew


Luke 19:41-44…

Jesus knew that His so-called Triumphal Entry was not what many thought. He knew that judgment was coming upon Jerusalem because you did not know the time of your visitation. The people didn’t understand the deliverance that was coming to them. They would refuse Jesus as the Messiah, and rejecting Him as the way of peace led to the destruction that would follow.

As He began to enter Jerusalem, the parade of people seemed to know Jesus was Messiah. However, as He drew closer, we see that Jesus knew that they didn’t actually know the things that make for peace. They were looking for Jesus to fulfill a need they didn’t really need, and were blind to the need they really had. What they needed was not peace with the Romans being overthrown, but peace with God because sin was overthrown.

Unfortunately this same rejection plays itself out repeatedly in the lives of many people. So often, we assume that we will have many chances to respond to the same opportunity. People reject the peace of God by their rebellion, and think that He will be there for them to follow whenever and however they may choose. Some may eventually come to the Lord, or return to Him, but life is short and its length is uncertain (James 4:14), and soon you will be called to account (Hebrews 9:27). Now is the day of salvation (2 Corinthians 6:2).

There are many people today who think they know what they need to, but they in fact do not have the true knowledge they need. We forfeit much peace as the consequence of rebellion and earn nothing but heartache after heartache. Some have their hearts become so hardened that they never return to the Lord. Let’s live for Jesus and let our lives not be squandered on what is not peace! Jesus knew the terms of peace. Do you? 

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At 5:45 AM, Blogger Even So... said...

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At 5:57 PM, Anonymous Moose said...

I'm studying this sort of thing in school right now in the epistle to the Hebrews. "People reject the peace of God by their rebellion..." this reminds of those who "neglect salvation" in Hebrews 2; those who merely have an intellectual faith in the Lord Jesus...they know the facts of the Gospel, maybe even believe in who Jesus is and have been enlightened, but never really committed their lives to Christ and His purposes. Unfortunately after learning about this, I could list too many people who would fall under this category.

 
At 5:58 PM, Anonymous Moose said...

...not to mention the apostates in Hebrews...

 
At 9:17 AM, Blogger Even So... said...

Good observation...

 
At 9:17 AM, Blogger Even So... said...

Unfortunately...

 

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