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Being Open to God's Ways

 

Being Open to God's Ways

 

John  20:9

 

 

Not one of Jesus' followers really expected Him to rise from the grave. The information is Scripture is plain. On that Easter morning the women went to the tomb, not in the hope of seeing the living Christ, but to anoint a dead body. All of Jesus' hints and straightforward declarations of His crucifixion and resurrection failed to penetrate their spirit and intellect. They never understood what He was saying. Why not? For one thing, the idea of a bodily resurrection was not part of their logical understanding of reality: "When people die, they're dead! Life is finished." Thus their "common sense" became a barrier against hearing this fresh and new word from the Lord.

Is it not that way in our own lives? God himself cannot get through to us because we are too calculating, because we think we have all the answers; or else we say, "Nobody has the answer, not even God." Shall He have to say to us too: "O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe?" Insensitivity to a fresh word from God will suffocate the Spirit's ministry in our lives.

 

 

"But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty."  1 Corinthians 1:27

 

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Being Open to God's Ways

 

Being Open to God's Ways

 

John  20:9

 

 

Not one of Jesus' followers really expected Him to rise from the grave. The information is Scripture is plain. On that Easter morning the women went to the tomb, not in the hope of seeing the living Christ, but to anoint a dead body. All of Jesus' hints and straightforward declarations of His crucifixion and resurrection failed to penetrate their spirit and intellect. They never understood what He was saying. Why not? For one thing, the idea of a bodily resurrection was not part of their logical understanding of reality: "When people die, they're dead! Life is finished." Thus their "common sense" became a barrier against hearing this fresh and new word from the Lord.

Is it not that way in our own lives? God himself cannot get through to us because we are too calculating, because we think we have all the answers; or else we say, "Nobody has the answer, not even God." Shall He have to say to us too: "O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe?" Insensitivity to a fresh word from God will suffocate the Spirit's ministry in our lives.

 

 

"But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty."  1 Corinthians 1:27

 

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