He’s Not The god You’re Looking For(?)

What do you expect your god to do?


The disciples of John reported all these things to him. And John, calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to the Lord, saying, “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?” And when the men had come to him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?’” In that hour he healed many people of diseases and plagues and evil spirits, and on many who were blind he bestowed sight. And he answered them, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have good news preached to them. And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.”

Luke 7

The truth is, most of us have our own expectations of what Jesus should do for us. 

There’s a word for this in the Bible: Idolatry.

Jesus isn’t some cosmic Magic 8-Ball granting wishes to those who please Him, far from it. He is the God of the universe who wants you to be in tune with Him. Don’t set your own expectations about what He should do for you, look for what you can do for Him.

If you are seeking Jesus, simply as a means to get you something else you really want, that means you’re worshiping that “something else” and not Jesus.

So, is He your Lord or not?

About John Harris

I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.
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