PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Luke 9:28-36
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“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 so much 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.
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!