Friday, October 18, 2013

He does not come to berate us...

Jesus wants to teach us, he doesn't want us to judge or hate ourselves or hate him. The world is evil and evil is trying to swallow us whole.

John 7:6-7 Therefore Jesus told them, “My time is not yet here; for you any time will do. The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that its works are evil. 

Yes, we are sinners, but he doesn't want to berate us for it, He gently nudges us in the right direction, our selfish pride causes us to get angry when our faults become visible to those around us. 

Genesis 3:10 He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.” 

Our, now, sinful nature causes us to be ashamed when our faults are laid out for all to see...we are exposed. But there is nothing to be afraid of, if we all know we are sinners...why be ashamed? We need to stand hand in and in prayer and give it to God. 

Genesis 3:21 The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them. 

God clothed us, he in the beginning sacrificed an animal to clothe us. He was rescuing us from start. 

He does not judge, We should not judge.

He became what we are that we might make us what He is. 

John 8:1-11 8 1 but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground. At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” “No one, sir,” she said.“Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.” 

We can be clothed in His love and grace,I we just reveal ourselves to Him. We have nothing to hide. 

We all know we sin and make mistakes, we have seen it time and time again. There is no surprises! No surprises! What's to hide?...

Let us forgive and not judge, ourselves or others. Let us be more like Jesus and open ourselves up, humble ourselves and forgive ourselves and others. 

Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. 

Hebrews 5:7-9 During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him. 

He cried, he was submissive, he learned obedience from His father, Our Father in heaven. Let us be obedient to the truth so we don't fall to the sinful ways of this earth. 

He became what we are that we might make us what He is. 

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