March 7, 2013

John 13:3 Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God;

If you knew that you were going to be given a million dollars, would you go out and continue to work or would you give up and just wait for the money?

That’s probably a hard question for some of us to answer but one that never crossed Jesus’ mind. He did not sit back and say that everything was going to be fine later on; instead He went to work continually while He was here on earth.

Jesus continued to serve others, and in this instance He knelt down and washed the disciples’ feet. Our Lord, our Master, our King, our Saviour…

March 6, 2013

Philippians 2:8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled himself by becoming obedient to death – even death on a cross!

How far would you be willing to go to display your love for someone? I am not talking about lust or desire but love, an emotion that runs far deeper than our earthly desires?

Would you display your message of love for all the world to see, openly and permanently? If you would not go that far then is it actually love?

Jesus was willing to take on all the blame for every single one of us, place it firmly on His own shoulders, and die with it there so that we would not have to pay that terrible price. What love!

March 5, 2013

Philippians 2:7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.

It is so amazing when you actually think about what God did for you and I. He came down from His place in heaven, to this world that is full of wars, sin, strife and evil, to be like a servant and to top it all He had to be in the form of a human.

This is God we are talking about. All powerful, all seeing, all knowing God, reducing Himself in part to just one human being so that He could display His love for you and me!

And we think we have problems when we see the lives that we live, much of which is that way because we have made bad choices in our lives, God chose to love you. Respect that!

March 4, 2013

Hebrews 4:15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to feel sympathy for our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet he did not sin.

Jesus was a man, a human man, and yet because He is the Son of God He is also unique. We think of Christ as being God and not having to face problems; but just like any human, He was faced with many problems and temptations.

The difference between Him and us is that He never gave in to any temptation. He continued to do what God wanted at all times.

It may be hard trying to do what God wants when everyone else has given in to the world, but we must try… Don’t give in just because your friends did. You are unique as well!