February 6, 2023

Monday – Gospels

Reading – John 7

Highlight Verse:

“While Jesus was teaching in the Temple, he called out, “Yes, you know me, and you know where I come from. But I’m not here on my own. The one who sent me is true, and you don’t know him. But I know him because I come from him, and he sent me to you.””

John 7:28-29 NLT

How frustrating must it have been for Jesus.

He was sent by God the Father to save the people He is speaking to, yet they are fickle and confused.

Some are convinced that He is the Messiah.

Others are convinced that he is a heretic who must be stopped at all costs.

Most probably don’t know what to think.

Yet, out of love for these people and all people, he endured the scorn and proceeded with His mission.

Where would you be if you gave up on the purpose that God gave you?

We learned in church yesterday that

the most important thing that successful people had in common was grit – the commitment to stick things out no matter what.

Jesus was the most successful human ever.

He accomplished His goal of providing mercy and grace for humans despite the strong odds against him.

Do you have the grit to complete the mission God has placed before you?

Do you realize the difference that your tenacity with make in the long run?

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