May 07, 2012
READ: Matthew 12:28-37
...the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. John 6:6
The sayings of Jesus were often so absolute that many have found it difficult to believe. Many of the words of Jesus appear to be extreme and are therefore ignored by a large number of believers. The words of Jesus were not induced by men, from men or under the influence of men. Jesus had no one to uplease except His father. Jesus did not even attempt to get the respect of men: "I receive not honour from men" (John 5:41).
It seemed He did not crave the approval of men; neither did He crave a large following. What He seemed to desire was to please His Father. The words of Jesus were so simple that they are rarely forgotten, even by children. There have been many hardened, backslidden people who came back to God because they remembered their Sunday school Bible stories and Bible verses. The words of Jesus were easily understood even by common people (Mark 12:37).
It is up to us not to fall or walk into deception, but to recognize the words of Jesus as the ultimate and final statements of truth. The words of Jesus must be the guiding post for all Christians and ministers. We must assess our ministries by the words of Jesus. The words of Jesus were so anointed that they changed the lives of those that heard them. They contain such love and kindness that the average unsaved person finds it difficult to fathom.