"Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise." ~Andy Stanley

April 23, 2008

Wednesdays in the Word

I've been enjoying what the Pharisees said about Jesus in Mark chapter 12 lately.
They were on a mission to trap Him in His words but what they said about Him was true and I think it's inspiring.

"Teacher, we know that You are true (meaning genuine, real, the opposite of having any human inconsistencies, concealment's or falsehoods)

and care about no one, (sounds like heartless but it literally means "court no man's favor!")

for You do not regard the person of men, (meaning "look at the face of man." We know He "looks at the hidden person of the heart.")

but teach the way of God in truth..."

Could our enemies say such awesome things about us?

Would they have to admit that we are:
~Always genuine and don't have inconsistencies in our lives.
~That we are not in the least bit concerned with status or position.
~That we could care less about being seen with the right people who look/dress right, because we care about 'the hidden person of the heart" and not outward appearances...

He truly taught "the way of God in truth" and what a compliment that was. I want my life to express "the way of God in truth" too.

-who is going to be working on this : )


Susan said...

I too want my life to express "the way of God in truth." This is something I will be thinking about as I go through the day and especially through just simple daily activities.

Sniz said...

This is an awesome post, Becky! What a great reminder!
TTYS - Sniz