Day 92 – Do Not Stumble
On: January 31, 2015   |   By: admin   |   Under: Blog   |   Comments: Comments are off

At that very time Jesus cured many who had diseases, sicknesses and evil spirits, and gave sight to many who were blind. So he replied to the messengers, “Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.” Luke 7:21-23

“Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.”

In the context of these verses, what is Jesus getting at? I pondered this awhile and didn’t like where it led me. Why does Jesus heal this one but not that? Do these miracles demonstrate compassion for the individuals concerned, or are they principally evidence of Jesus’ power pointing towards who He is?

As I reflect on these questions, I start to get a feel for the sense of detachment one might feel from the man who healed that person but not me, who uses people’s situations for a higher goal, effectively making us pawns in a game of spiritual chess.

I don’t understand why Jesus does what He does. I’m not sure any of us do. Does this lead me to review how close to Jesus I want to get? Might my love for Him cool off? Or do I trust He knows what He’s doing and hang on in there … regardless?

“Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.”

Prayer:

Father God, please help me to trust that Jesus knows what He’s doing in my life. Amen.

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