Scripture: John 2.
John 2:23-25 (NLT)
23 Because of the miraculous signs Jesus did in Jerusalem at the Passover celebration, many began to trust in him.
24 But Jesus didn’t trust them, because he knew human nature.
25 No one needed to tell him what mankind is really like.
(How Can I apply what God is saying here to my life today?)
It’s surprising how we sometimes feel like we need to apprise Jesus about the condition of those around us, especially when we feel like they are in direct opposition to our personal desires. Friends, in verse 25 we are told that there is no need for us to blabber about our audience/friends/congregation, because Jesus is fully aware of their issues and their honest, or dishonest hearts. So often we let things like this distract us from what we really need to be doing with our time before the Lord. Think about it, would there be enough hours in the day for us to truly go before the Lord in total honesty and seek His face about our shortcomings; to ask His forgiveness for the many ways that we have sinned against Him, and to praise Him continually for all His wonderful blessings? Taking ourselves before the Lord is a fulltime endeavor friend. Yes, plead the needs and requests of our friends before the Lord, but leave the judging and correcting up to Him. Let’s get the board out of our own eye, before we start criticizing our neighbor for the speck in their eye. Remember, God has this under perfect control! I love that old spiritual song, It’s me, It’s me o Lord, standing in the need of prayer!
(What I will ask of God, in order for me to properly apply His Word to my life)
Lord Jesus, it is so unfortunate how we waste so much time trying to explain to You about the affairs of this world, about which You are fully aware. Our time with You is precious. Please help me to personally take full advantage of my time with You in total honesty before You. I fall short in so many ways that I would probably never have time enough to plead my case. Thank You for loving me anyway, and for lifting me out of the mire and evil of this old world. Thank You for royalty, in being a child of the King!
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