Wednesday, April 16, 2014

better than we know ourselves

Perhaps one of the greatest things about knowing God personally is knowing the one who knows us better than we know ourselves. Just as Jesus and the disciples were beginning the meal that was to become their last meal together...known as the Last Supper, Jesus dropped a bombshell on these men. These twelve men had been the closest human beings to Jesus for three years. They had seen Him do amazing things like making the blind see, healing the lepers, raising the dead and feeding thousands from a handful of food. They had learned to have more confidence in what Jesus said and did than in their own thoughts and actions. The bombshell is quoted in Matthew 26:21 'While they were eating, he said, "I tell you the truth, one of you will betray me."'
The fascinating thing is their response, from the next verse: 'Greatly distressed, each one asked in turn, "Am I the one, Lord?"'
They have come to the place in their lives where they know that there is much that they don't know about themselves but that Jesus knows all that there is to know about them. They have come to the place where their only confidence comes from trusting in Him and not in themselves. And yet, as the story continues to play out, they have much yet to learn about truly trusting in Him.
Can you relate?
Rob Smith

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