Thursday, June 06, 2013

Daily Gospel Devotional 2013: Reception or rejection

Luke 10:16…

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.

“Living For Today With An Eye For Tomorrow”©

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