Proverbs 20 4-20-19

Tomorrow is Easter. Our HOPE is in this event. Celebrate at church somewhere. It’s important.

6 Many a man claims to have unfailing love, but a faithful man who can find?

In John 21, Jesus had breakfast ready for “the boys” (that’s what He called them; it was a term of familiarity) when they came in from fishing. Their catch was miraculous, which helped them know who He was. Then John says this:

Jesus said to them, Come have breakfast. But none of the disciples ventured or dared to ask Him, Who are You? because they knew that it was the Lord. John 21:12

They walked with Jesus for three years. They ate together, traveled together, camped together, and worshipped together. The disciples knew Jesus, and they knew this was Jesus.

Evidently, His glorified body looked a bit different. Mary Magdalene didn’t recognize Him at first. The disciples on the road to Emmaus didn’t recognize Him until He broke bread with them (another meal). They knew Him because of their familiarity with Him.

How about us? Do we recognize Jesus in others because of our familiarity with Him? Do we see Him at work around us because we are used to seeing Him work in our lives?

We say we love Him, but are we faithful to put our relationship with Him first in our lives? In my ministry, I have had two people–very involved in church life people–tell me that they were too busy doing ministry to have a quiet time reading the Bible. Sounds ludicrous, doesn’t it? Yet, how many times have we had good intentions and then never gotten around to it?

One time, my dad told me to mow the lawn. I told him I would when I got around to it. He left and came back with a wooden coin. On it was printed, “TOIT.” It was a round to-it! He said, “Here you go. Now, go mow the lawn.” I did!

Let’s be that faithful person for Jesus. Let’s walk with Him, hanging on His every word, and getting to know Him so well that we have no trouble seeing Him at work around us in His family, His Body, His Church.

Lets go to church tomorrow and worship our RISEN SAVIOR together! At our respective churches, of course.

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