Date: February 18, 2016 at 9:51 PM
Topic: +DEV+ Jesus Is Our Rock
Jesus Is Our Rock
"But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere." James 3:17
Scripture Focus: James 3:17-18
Peter was an interesting fellow. He got angry easily. He fell asleep on the job, even rebuked his teacher to His face. Ultimately he ended up denying that same teacher, one of his best friends. If I'd been calling the shots, I would have passed on Peter for starting a business, a family, or a church. I would have kept my distance and written him off as someone who had issues.
But Jesus drew near to Peter; He looked at him and said, "I'm going to use you to build my church." Jesus welcomed Peter into His family even after Peter's rejection of Him. If I had been there, I would have pulled Jesus aside and reminded Him who Peter was.
Many of us need to be reminded ourselves of who we are: people with just as many flaws and issues as Peter had. Jesus looked at Peter and saw a rock. He knew a simple truth: the Spirit has power to transform and overcome and renew.
When the good news of Jesus Christ renews our hearts, He becomes the Rock we stand on. Despite our flaws He enlists us for Him.
Insight: It's up to us to encourage and show mercy and grace to all people, letting God and His Spirit do some amazing work.
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