Living Ordinary Lives

For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon.’ The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look, a glutton and a winebibber, a friend of Tax collectors and sinners! But wisdom is justified by all her children. (Luke 7:33-34)

Jesus had a strong word of rebuke toward the Pharisee’s. These teachers of the Law He suggested, were acting childish, and not believing in either Jesus or John the Baptist’s testimony about who they were. Although John’s style of ministry was different from Jesus approach, their message was same. For these different methods took away all the Pharisees’ excuses for the very thing they had professed to want to see in Jesus, a rigid abstinance Spartan lifestyle was characterized in John the Baptist’s ministry, yet they had refused and rejected him. So with Jesus’  living an ordinary life among the people eating and drinking with the ones who needed Him most, yet refusing to believe in Him because He was not who they pictured Him to be. The real problem for the Pharisees’ though, was in the corruption of their own hearts, but they would not acknowledge that.

Dear Friend, We can be shown how to love God through the teaching of His Word, My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. And by this we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him, For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God (1John 3:18-21). You see the Pharisees’ were not acknowledging that they heart was convicting them of their sin of hypocrisy, they weren’t hiding it from Jesus, and by the Spirit of God neither from John the Baptist.

Confess your need of God in your life, and seek Christ’s forgivness, and you’ll experience the peace of God in your heart. Be a witness to others of God’s love, of God’s peace, in your ordinary life.

May the Lord bless your walk!

Author: rontrujillo

Married 37 years We have six children. All of whom are adult. Three are married one of them blessed us with three beautiful grandchildren. Retired Firefighter @ Boeing Aircraft 37 years (Formally McDonnell Douglas) Born Again Summer of 1981

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