Get it figured out! In His Word 3-25-2024


 Get it Figured Out ~ In His Word 3-25-2024 

This is the same chapter that we read about Jesus asking the Father if there is any other way to get the job done. The job being our Salvation Sacrifice. If you go didn’t start in the beginning of Matthew 26 you would not realize that just days, before he was at Simon whom he had healed of Leprosy’s house eating seemingly in control of his emotions. Jesus had just finished telling them by way of parables and stories of how it would be after He was gone. How people would turn against one another, and that God could tell if they were seriously in sync with Him. He pretty much tells us to get right with God when we read it. Then He goes on to share this below.

When Jesus had finished saying all these things, he said to his disciples, “As you know, Passover begins in two days, and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified.”

 At that same time the leading priests and elders were meeting at the residence of Caiaphas, the high priest,  plotting how to capture Jesus secretly and kill him.                     

 “But not during the Passover celebration,” they agreed, “or the people may riot.”

Meanwhile, Jesus was in Bethany at the home of Simon, a man who had previously had leprosy. While he was eating, a woman came in with a beautiful alabaster jar of expensive perfume and poured it over his head.

The disciples were indignant when they saw this. “What a waste!” they said.  “It could have been sold for a high price and the money given to the poor.”     

But Jesus, aware of this, replied, “Why criticize this woman for doing such a good thing to me? You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me.  She has poured this perfume on me to prepare my body for burial.  I tell you the truth, wherever the Good News is preached throughout the world, this woman’s deed will be remembered and discussed.”             Matthew 26:1-13

He is sharing such important stuff and I often wonder, did they all really know the whole story? We hear about Peter James and John following Him to prayer later but what about the rest? Well other than Judas. Of course, you need to stop and go read the whole chapter right?

So in really thinking on this I began thinking about how so many people the world today do not even know who Jesus is. Oh, sure we think everyone could hear of Him via tv, internet etc. For sure they all know who He rally is!

But no!  I tell you the truth that many think they know who He is but are being lead down the wrong path. Or they are bored with the idea of a God who is in charge and want to try to be in control of their lives to the extent that they think they can be nice enough to get to heaven someday, if they even really believe in Heaven.

I didn’t really know about Jesus, even though I grew up reading what I could and watching the 10 Commandments movie each year I did not know who God was. I really was drawn to anything that talked about God, Jesus, and their lives and interactions with people who apparently were from Bible Times. I had no idea I was hearing bible teachings taught to me because I did not know God yet.

I say ‘yet’ because it took  a lot for Him to get my real attention and though I would write out my whole testimony here it would take too many pages. So, suffice it to say I will get it out there soon!  I am working on writing and speaking it out because I feel like it is time!  Let me tell you this, if I could look for God on television and in books and everyplace, even a couple churches, and not find Jesus, well many others can’t either! I did not find Jesus until He let me know He was there. I read my little New Testament and in the back it told me what to do. But I had to decide if I believed.

That is the main point here! If you are reading this today take a moment an write own at least 3 reasons and more if you can, but why you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and why you want Him to be your Lord of your life. Find a scripture that encourages you to believe and add that to it too!  Then keep it in your Bible, or on your fridge so you can remind yourself why!  It will be encouraging to you and should encourage you to find more reasons! 

Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved, you and your household was told to a jailor who saw the hand of God move to open all the prisoners and yet none of them left. You can read about that in Acts 16.

So I end with this today; seek the Lord while He may be found!  In Jesus name, and In His love~