Luke 5:31 Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”
Today is Ash Wednesday; the beginning of the observance many of the faithful call Lent. This is the period leading up to Easter and the resurrection of Jesus. Your church may not “officially” observe Lent but why not think of it as your own forty-days visit with Jesus in whom you have placed your life and your eternity?
We can make these days a personal, purposeful opportunity to examine our own spiritual health. That’s how we honor the Savior’s sacrifice. We can choose to repent of believing we are “good enough” because of the work he has already done in us AND we can choose to celebrate we are still under the “doctor’s” care with the promise of complete healing.
5:8 And even though Jesus was God’s Son, he had to learn from experience what it was like to obey when obeying meant suffering. 9 It was after he had proved himself perfect in this experience that Jesus became the Giver of eternal salvation to all those who obey him.
The Bible gives us a magnificently big picture of God in our world. Here’s the good news for today; Jesus is God’s application for our daily experience. When it comes to obedience we need both
1. Noun – practical contact with and observation of facts or events.
2. Verb – encounter or undergo (an event or occurrence).
1. It’s a big thought that Jesus had to learn what obedience was like from his practical experience. He was fully divine and he proved it, but he was also fully human and that is what he has to share with us. What if obedience is the remedy that cures us from the dis-EASE of being human? I know it’s sometimes hard to swallow. That’s the “noun” part.
2. Life is the “verb” part of experience. It requires undergoing Continue reading