Since Jesus knew that they were going to come and carry him off to make him king, he withdrew again to the mountain alone.
Jesus had just fed thousands with five barley loaves and two fish. He had performed many miracles…not for the purpose of seeking fame, power and prestige for Himself…but to show the unconditional love of God to all. Yet the people wanted to make Him king. They wanted Jesus to be a powerful ruler. He, however, came to be a humble servant. Our society promotes pursuing power, prestige and wealth; Jesus promotes pursuing humility, unconditional love, mercy, forgiveness, compassion, service and detachment from possessions. The first way leads you to a false self that cannot last. The way of Jesus leads you to your true self…the person God made you to be. Which path will you choose?
Suggested song of the day– “I Want to Follow You” on the Listen to Your Heart album.
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Remember…God loves you!