Thursday, December 30, 2010

Right Scripture Wrong Motive

Ever had Bible for your bad attitude? Ever used scriptures to manipulate your own heart? I have, so did the Disciples when they asked Jesus...
Lord, do you want us to tell fire to come down from heaven and consume them, as Elijah did?
I guess the disciples reasoning was that Elijah did it, we've read the scriptures and have a precedent, and besides all that we, want to kill people for Jesus sake. Holy Murder. According to the scriptures we are justified.

Jesus always measuring the motives of our hearts...
He turned and rebuked them, and said, "You do not know what kind of spirit you are of...

I love Jesus! He knows just exactly what to call us on doesnt he? Right scripture, wrong motive boys. Seems to me that Christs purpose particularly at that time was to teach mercy, love, grace and faith. I know that sounds ooey gooey charismatic but LOVE is the ongoing theme of our New Testament. The greatest commandment is still to Love God and the second to love others.

Love not vengeful fire.

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