Monday, June 06, 2011

Daily Gospel Devotional: June 6

Luke 10:16…

Reception or rejection…

As ambassadors for Christ, if we honor God He will honor us (1 Samuel 2:30 / John 12:26). But that certainly doesn’t mean others will honor you in this life. The Apostle Paul said, “For me to live is Christ” (Philippians 1:21). Someone who approaches this sanctified place doesn’t care what the opinion of this world is. This is the place to be, as the holy herald of God.

When you are received, what is happening is that God’s Spirit is drawing a soul to Jesus. It is not the messenger who is the draw, but the message of the King. When you are despised, what is happening is that they are attacking the soldier because of the King. They can’t touch Him, but they can take their wrath out on you. However, one day the King will repay them their evil deeds done, not so much to you, but what they did to Him when they did that to you. You are only the instrument. At the core, it is the Great Physician they adore or despise (Matthew 10:40).

We must not take the rejection, or the acceptance, of the message of Christ too personally. We should be passionate about sharing the message, understanding the eternal implications of accepting or rejecting it. But people aren’t choosing or rejecting us; they are choosing or rejecting Jesus. In this, they are choosing or rejecting God. Let’s remember that this is not about us, but about God, His message, His Son, His Kingdom, and His means.

2 comments:

Even So... said...

In the course of one year we will read
• Every Verse
• Every Passage
• Every Gospel

We welcome your comments. We are not looking to be copying and pasting previous material...we are coming at this with a fresh look, each day, and going with whatever we see. We can send you a copy of the reading schedule (primesoul@hotmail.com). You can check www.voiceofvision.org for each day’s reading, or go to www.voiceofvision.blogspot.com to leave a comment. God bless you as you join in the walk with us...

This Daily Gospel Devotional goes out each day to many people by email...if you want to be a part of receiving it in your email each day, contact me: primesoul@hotmail.com

I receive many emails in response to these devotionals, but most are not published on the blog, and many are about private matters. I am grateful that these are reaching so many people, and touching lives. Glory to God!

MrsEvenSo... said...

Tough yet true.