Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


May 10, 2010

Jesus prays such even as he dies on the cross. But there are so many other occasions when we really think we know, but don't know what we're doing.

Still others asked, "How can the Messiah come from Galilee? Does not scripture say that the Messiah will come from David's descendants and from Bethlehem, the town where David lived?"
- John 7:41-43 TNIV

Jesus prompts much controversy, then and now. And people want to "figure out" a solution, not only to solve the controversy, but also, to believe or disbelieve. Yet seldom is faith "figuring out" a solution. The people know Jesus is from Galilee, and they've searched the scriptures to know Messiah was from Bethlehem. In this they, of course, are correct. But they didn't know Jesus was born in Bethlehem, in the line of David! They just didn't know what they were doing, in trying to "figure out" matters of faith. They were so certain they knew, that they proved blind, and to know little.

It's our nature to "figure out." But if we're really serious about honoring God's Word, and Jesus Christ, maybe it would serve us well to bring some humility to our discipleship. Do you want to follow Jesus? Do you want to be his disciple? Do you know this? Let's do it.

Dale Patterson