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What Sin is Jesus Asking You About?

Ask yourself something. Look at yourself, listen to Jesus, and see what needs to be asked. And let His be the answer you listen to, and the one you follow.

Scripture

Our verse for today comes from Mark 14:48, ” Then Jesus said to them, ‘Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs to take Me?’ “

Background

Have you ever finally mustered up the nerve to ask that question that has always run through your mind but has never previously found its way across your lips? One of those type questions for me, one which I have yet to ask, involves the people who let their pants hang down around their thighs. I have no intent of being disrespectful or judgmental, but just once I would like to ask. I simply would love to know why they are wearing their pants in that way. Nothing could look less comfortable, more aggravating, or more unnatural. Yet many wear them that way, constantly pulling them back up, bending way over just to reach their pockets, and walking like they’re badly in need of a restroom. But I’ll never ask. I could never express my sincere curiosity and lack of understanding without offending or sounding like some kind of jerk. Sometimes you and I are the ones who need to be asked a question. We might have a habit or a routine or a tendency that has gone on for a while, but we or no one else has ever asked why we do what we do. It might be illogical or counter- productive. But it could be worse.

Application

Some of us have a sinful way that is going unchecked. No, not necessarily fornication or gambling or adultery. It could be speaking harshly to your spouse or child. They annoyed you or disobeyed, and your common response is belittling or degrading. That question needs to be asked. Some could be depending on alcohol at nights or on weekends, even while living a normal and successful life. That question needs to be asked. Some could value their stuff too much or continually waste God’s resources on frivolous shopping while neglecting to support His causes. That question needs to be asked. The crowd came to take Jesus away, and they came with clubs and swords to arrest God’s Son and the Savior of their souls. The Healer and Forgiver was bound and led away like a common criminal. That question needed to be asked. And Jesus asked it. What is He asking you?

Charge

As we seek Him today, ask yourself something. Look at yourself, listen to Jesus, and see what needs to be asked. And let His be the answer you listen to, and the one you follow.


AuthorRich Holt | BCWorldview.org 

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