Bible Study Plan 2019
Today we read:
-Food for thought day 76-
• Matthew 16:21-23
• Matthew 22:29
Many of a time we say we are honest about how we feel and thus we speak according to our viewpoint of being honest.
I have good news for us. The fact that we may be genuine in our mind or heart concerning what we say, does not mean we are right. The only time that our honesty or genuineness counts, is when it’s in alignment with God’s Word or will for our lives.
Peter thought he was right by rebuking Jesus and also by saying he would never forsake Him; until matters arose and he withdrew himself from Christ.
“From that time forth Jesus began [clearly] to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders and the high priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised from death. Then Peter took Him aside to speak to Him privately and began to reprove and charge Him sharply, saying, God forbid, Lord! This must never happen to You! But Jesus turned away from Peter and said to him, Get behind Me, Satan! You are in My way [an offense and a hindrance and a snare to Me]; for you are minding what partakes not of the nature and quality of God, but of men.”
Peter was genuine in his confession, but ignorant of God’s will and at that point, he was being used as a tool of Satan to try stop God’s redemption plan for humanity.
For this reason, we must learn to seek God’s will about a situation before we utter words. For our honesty or genuineness about a situation does not make us right.
The Bible says: “Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.”
It’s about time we come into accountability with our words and also guard our hearts not to allow suggestions born out of our feelings to dominate our actions in Jesus’ Name.
Many blessings in Jesus’ Name.
Think and Act!!!