On Work-Related Stress

If you ever think your job is too stressful, John 7 is as a good chapter to read:

1After these things Jesus was walking in Galilee, for He was unwilling to walk in Judea because the Jews were seeking to kill Him.2Now the feast of the Jews, the Feast of Booths, was near. 3Therefore His brothers said to Him, “Leave here and go into Judea, so that Your disciples also may see Your works which You are doing. 4“For no one does anything in secret when he himself seeks to be known publicly. If You do these things, show Yourself to the world.” 5For not even His brothers were believing in Him.

Here, Jesus is doing the job he was sent to do, teaching people, healing them, and revealing to them who He was. No easy task. But add to all that that He was doing all these things while there was a group of people trying to kill Him.  Continue reading “On Work-Related Stress”

Do This If You Want to Know Jesus Better

I sometimes hear people say if they only knew Jesus better they would be more obedient.

They seek intimacy to be more obedient. This used to make sense to me. Now I know better.

Truth does not stand on the street corner offering herself to every idle by-passer. She lurks in the shadows waiting to be found by those who would search for her.

Some truths are counter-intuitive; they are not apparent or discoverable by commons sense or logic. That is why we we need revelation. That is why the Bible is necessary.

We think if we knew Jesus better we would be more obedient, but the truth is the opposite, and we would likely not discover it but for God’s revelation through Jesus’ words recorded in the Bible.

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