Living It Out
Our journey toward re-encountering Jesus requires a willingness to think about him differently—-to see him in new ways. Maybe the idea that Jesus wasn’t always Mr. Nice Guy is a new thought for you. HOORAY! You’re on your way to renewing your relationship with Jesus! So let’s keep at it. Here are a few questions to get you started:
Jesus wasn’t always “nice,” but he was always motivated by love. How can that be possible?
Can you think of a time when you were overly concerned about being “nice”—-maybe to the point that it actually did more harm than good?
Here’s a tough one: Jesus wasn’t always “nice,” but the Bible teaches that His Spirit living in us wants to produce kindness in us (Galatians 5:22-23). What are we supposed to do with that?
Sometimes there are no easy answers. Like we discovered in the last devotion, some of this following Jesus stuff is not easy—-but it’s so worth it!