Thursday, January 19, 2017

Jesus and the Mundane

Jesus is G^d, and when he was on earth, was the smartest man who ever lived.  He was the greatest speaker/teacher, the greatest physician, the Greatest Savior.  When he says something that seems a bit odd, pay attention!!

Here's an example.' Indeed the axe is already laid at the root of the trees; so every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.”
10 And the crowds were questioning him, saying, “Then what shall we do?” 11 And he would answer and say to them, “The man who has two tunics is to share with him who has none; and he who has food is to do likewise.” 12 And some tax collectors also came to be baptized, and they said to him, “Teacher, what shall we do?” 13 And he said to them, “[d]Collect no more than what you have been ordered to.” 14 Some soldiers were questioning him, saying, “And what about us, what shall we do?” And he said to them, “Do not take money from anyone by force, or accuse anyone falsely, and be content with your wages.”


What is astounding is that this is Jesus' perfect response to the question, (vs 10) what shall we do (to follow G^d)?  

What COULD Jesus have said?  He could have said:
1) "Sell all you have a give it to the poor, and come follow me!"
2) "Keep the Commandments!"
3) "Love the L^rd your G^d, with all your heart, soul, mind and strength!"

And lots more that, many of you noted, which He did say on other occasions.
At least one of Jesus' points is that we ought to do EVERYTHING as an honor to the L^rd G^d- nothing is mundane if it is done to honor G^d.  Another potential point is that there is NOTHING really mundane.  Our every activity is either done in worship of G^d or for some MUCH lesser reason.
Do GOOD in the name of Jesus!  It isn't rocket science, but given our fallen nature, it's still very challenging.
Now get out there and do GOOD in the name of Christ!

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