Friday, June 20, 2014

Jesus is Different

Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

I started a business many years ago, and so did Bill Gates. Who would you go to for business advice? I have invested money in the Stock Market, and so has Warren Buffet. Who would you go to for investment advice? 

There are many teachers and preachers in the world today. Jesus taught and preached. There are some who think there is little difference between the two, or they think Jesus was above average at teaching and preaching, thus gaining in popularity. That may be the rationale for thinking that we don’t have to regard Jesus differently than any other preacher, teacher. When He says something I agree with, then I’m all ears. But when He says something that is difficult or goes against my way of thinking, then I can disregard it. Frankly, there are too many selective listeners, and doers, of Christ’s teaching.

Jesus said He came to rescue the “lost” of the world. He can do that because He was more than merely a popular teacher. He said He was the Son of God—God in flesh. The Bible highlights that point by describing what Jesus did; preaching and teaching the Good News of the kingdom, and healing people from sickness and disease. 

Jesus was no ordinary teacher. He repeatedly, and consistently, said that He spoke only what His Father wanted Him to speak. Even the religious leaders of His day recognized it. They said that Jesus “taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law” [Matthew 7:29].

We are human. Jesus was human. But thankfully, we are not the same. We are sinful humans in need of a Savior. Jesus was sinless and had/has the power to save. I’m grateful He saved me. I say, “Hallelujah!” What do you say? 

Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people. Matthew 4:23

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