March 13, 2012 by
As I was looking around the Internet, searching for information, I found this article pastor Duke Tabler posted on his blog (Tabler’s Truths, Christian Blog) which I would like to share with you. The article is titled Passionate Jesus and it talks about the things Jesus was passionate about.
The article mention some of the things Jesus was passionate about:
- He was passionate about people! If you will recall, the religious and hard nosed hypocrites of the day complained that He hung out with tax collectors and sinners. In Matthew chapter 11 it says “18 For John didn’t spend his time eating and drinking, and you say, ‘He’s possessed by a demon.’19 The Son of Man,[f] on the other hand, feasts and drinks, and you say, ‘He’s a glutton and a drunkard, and a friend of tax collectors and other sinners!’ But wisdom is shown to be right by its results.” It was more important to Jesus to hang with the people than it was to look righteous.
- He was passionate about the poor and the hurting. Remember He said
it was not the well that needed a physician but the sick. He had a huge meeting of 5000 people and He saw they were hungry and He fed them. In fact He told us that if we did not do the same, that we would be separated as the sheep are from the goats.
- He was passionate about friendships. Remember? The last thing He did before heading to the garden of Gethsemane was to have a meal with His friends and tell them that they were his friends.
- He was passionate about seeing the Kingdom of God (His rule and reign) established on earth. If you will recall, He got in very hot water for healing someone on the sabbath. That He signed His own death warrant when He cleansed the temple from those that were selling religion.
- He was passionate enough to show emotion. He celebrated at the wedding at Cana, He cried at the death of Lazarus, He got stern with Peter when Peter told him not to go to the cross, and He loved people all people enough to eat, drink, listen, and accept them where they were.
- Finally, He was passionate about servanthood. Instead of choosing to be the Conquering King first, He chose to be the Suffering Servant, and to model that servanthood for us. He told the disciples that the greatest shall be least, and that the greatest shall be the servant of them all. He lived out that servanthood by choosing to go to the cross and serve us all by giving His life voluntarily for us.
To find out more, read the original article.
Have an awesome and passionate day!