Stealing Jesus - E
Soul Snack 9/199 ... Stealing Jesus - E
Prior to His Passion a truthful and understanding messiah reflected on salvation to a rich and sad young ruler. This crestfallen youth clearly understood the cost of the saviour's demands, but 'now' was still more important to him than 'forever' to him. Temporal pennies counted of greater loss than eternal punishment. (Mt 19:16-22)
In the faith that masquerades as devotion, is Christ still pained by the tips that slip from our purse and the 'tips' that slip from our time?
When the nails of Calvary have disappeared, the 7 cries from the cross are found hollow and the example of the upper room is simply left in my shadow. Then, in a contemporary belief system that seeks happiness above righteousness and is lukewarm in self-correction, surely Jesus has been stolen afresh!
"He is no fool to give up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." Jim Elliot
In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple. Lk 14:33