“I do not accept glory from human beings, but I know you. I know that you do not have the love of God in your hearts.”
Jesus knew who He was and whose He was. He was the Son of God, sent by the Father to redeem and reconcile mankind to Himself…to make a way for us to be with Him and our Heavenly Father in heaven for ever. He never apologized for that. He never made excuses or hid in shame from what He knew to be His purpose and calling.
Jesus performed miracles and showed mercy. He loved the least and the left out. But…He also spoke truth and this truth rocks my world!
He doesn’t need or want our approval. His Lordship and deity are secure with or without it.
He KNOWS us! This is both so comforting and terrifying! He knows our motives and our hearts even better than we do. We would be wise to lay our hearts and minds before Him and ask Him to reveal selfish or hidden agendas.
Being in the midst of people who had no love for His Father must have been hard, yet Jesus did not sin. He didn’t gossip about these people or plot and scheme against them. He spoke truth…an open rebuke…bringing light to their darkness. Even this is mercy because it reveals to us our need for repentance…our need for humility…our need for our Savior. Our self righteousness can puff up our sense of worth and wisdom but it will always leave us betrayed and defeated.
Jesus knows us. He knows when we are loving self more than Him.
Let His Words sink deep and do their work.
Until next time,
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