Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The compassionate authority of Jesus

Morning: Psalms 101, 109:1-30; Isaiah 4:2-6; Ephesians 4:1-16
Media caricatures of followers of Jesus lead you to dismiss them as weak or ridiculous; perhaps people then dismiss Jesus too?  But the Jesus of the Gospels is neither puny nor ineffectual.  He is a force to be reckoned with … He carries and exercises authority over the forces of evil.  Wherever he goes, people are in awe of him.  They are drawn to him; they cannot ignore him or dismiss him.  I ask myself … Am I like those caricatures, or does my life reflect the compassionate authority and strength of Jesus?

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