Shrines to our ignorance!

THE STORY OF JESUS: Luke 9:28-36
“He did not know what he was saying.” (Luke 9:33)
Sometime I think this would make a great motto for me as a minister.
Like Peter, I make bold declarations based on what I think I know.
Yes, he said that Jesus was God’s Messiah (Luke 9:18-20).
But he also told Jesus He wasn’t supposed to die (Matthew 16:21-23).
What exactly happened here to Jesus, what does this mean?
Even more, Who exactly is He, and why did He do what He did?
We build shrines to our ideas, and call them doctrines and denominations.
We insist we know what we’re talking about, and that we are right.
We separate ourselves from those who don’t build our shrines with us.
Jesus is way more awesome than any of us can express.
There’s nothing wrong with speaking about Jesus, but do so humbly.
There’s truth in what we say, but also error and misunderstanding.
If this was true for Peter (even after Pentecost), how much more for me.
Our ideas about Jesus do not match the awesomeness of Who He fully is.
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, thank You for forgiving Your crucifiers for not knowing what they were doing. Thank You for forgiving me for not knowing what I am saying!

One Comment

  1. ‘and they saw His glory.’
    Do I see the glory of God daily or am I also asleep like Peter and his companions?
    Am I stuck in my own ways? Blind to God’s ways? Prejudiced? Closed minded? Unwillingly to dig deeper.?
    As His follower, I need to experience His presence, His glory each day anew, listening to His voice to lead me and guide me in the Way I should go.

    I am weak and I need Thy strength and power,
    To help me over my weakest hour.
    Let me through the darkness Thy face to see,
    Lead me, oh Lord lead me.

    Lead me, guide me along the way,
    For if you lead me I cannot stray.
    Lord, let me walk each day with Thee.
    Lead me, oh Lord lead me.

    Verse 2
    Help me tread in the paths of righteousness.
    Be my aid when Satan and sin oppress.
    I am putting all my trust in Thee:
    Lead me, oh Lord lead me.

    Verse 3
    I am lost if you take your hand from me,
    I am blind without Thy light to see.
    Lord just always let me thy servant be,
    Lead me, oh Lord lead me.

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