Not Lazarus >>> but Zacchaeus 🙂 —
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Micah 7:8 Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.
What measures your life? I stand before the Lord and how He measures me. The last message of John the Baptist: He must increase, and I must decrease. (Psa 8:5(6), Jo 3:23-4:3, 1Cor 4:3-4, Phil 2:3, Rev 22:11)
If you don’t have enough problems then you won’t think you are too small. But if you have a difficulty that makes you question everything: yourself, God, your abilities, your intelligence. We try to avoid trouble though that is a gift for us. It’s necessary. We pray so that God would take it away. But He says: I would like you to rejoice when you are in trouble. Why though?
(Psa 23:5; 2Cor 12:7a, 4:7-12)
This discussion was held in connection with the message Why Be Satisfied with What Isn’t Enough? on September 06, 2015, Sunday.
I prepared a little Bible study in John 12 … as we read the Gospels, we see the same stories, same events, but from different perspectives, and they don’t contradict. Instead, reading the four accounts, we receive a fuller picture. When we take the time to look at the complete picture, we may more clearly…
People seek mercy, and we know just where to look for it. The Canaanite woman had simplicity, steadfastness and hung on to Jesus. She had no conditions, and found mercy. God answers again and again. (Ro 8:28 , Mt 15:21-28, Psa 4:7-9)
The real measuring happens beyond the details. We are not looking for a victor, but care for people. (Mt 22:17,23:23, Lk 12:13-14, Jas 3:14a, Gal 6:10)
To think in a new way. Our lives are an immeasurable mystery as we become part of the Body and fellowship in the Gospel. (1Co 3:16,12:27, Phil 1:5,7)