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Who Is This Jesus? Part Four

Ponder: “Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd” (Matthew 9:36).
 
Jesus has all authority in heaven and on the earth. He is Lord, supreme Leader. One thing that Jesus isn’t is remote or detached from people. No, Jesus is compassionate! He healed people, He fed people, and He saw their needs and met them. Consider also how Jesus treated people. We see a prime example when He helps a leper. Lepers were unclean, untouchable; lepers had to warn people when they were coming. Jesus touched lepers before He healed them. Can you even begin to imagine what that simple touch meant? Jesus ate with sinners; He was where He was needed.

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Waiting

Today’s Scripture: Isaiah 40:31 – “… those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
 
I have never been a fan of the waiting game, although I have been forced to participate. We wait at stop signs and traffic lights, to purchase items in any store, restaurants and banks and movie theatres. We wait for the mail person to bring good news and for our ship to arrive.

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Don’t Mock God

  
Today’s Bible Verse:”Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Galatians 6:7).
 
 
The word ‘mock” means to make sport of, to jest at, to scoff at or to treat with contempt. One of the greatest lessons that we all need to learn today is that God cannot be scoffed at or treated with contempt without suffering the consequences of such action.

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