Many people noticed the signs Jesus was displaying and, seeing they pointed straight to God, entrusted their lives to Him. But Jesus didn’t entrust His life to them. He knew them inside and out, He knew how untrustworthy they were.
~John 2;23-35, MSG
Love people; trust no one to be perfect other than Jesus.
Jesus loved people but He never put His absolute trust in another human being because He understood human nature and it is not trustworthy. You would think that since Jesus was perfect, He would not be able to tolerate working with imperfect people and He did get a little agitated with their slowness to believe. Matthew 17:17 is an example: Jesus said, “You faithless and corrupt people! How long must I be with you? How long must I put up with you? Bring the boy here to me.” Who said this?
“How long must I put up with this wicked community and its complaints about me? Yes, I have heard the complaints the Israelites are making against me.” If you said Moses, you got it right. How does Jesus tolerate our imperfection? He understands our nature and our limitations. Jesus saw Peter’s pride long before Peter saw it. Jesus was not banking on Peter, He knew from the get go he would run like a rabbit and then lose his courage when he saw the deep hatred that was coming for Jesus. Trust me, Jesus was not shocked by either his cowardice or his denial.
You never put absolute trust in other people no matter who they are or how reliable they have been. People who live with unrealistic expectations of other people end up at odds with practically everyone. For them life is one disappointment after another. People are just people–they are not God incarnate–Jesus was, we are not. Jesus is the GREAT I AM–we are the great I AM NOT. I am blessed with many life long friends because I have never expected any of them to be perfect. I should not have said never, I did get deeply disappointed in my younger days until I learned what Jesus taught us above–love people but do not trust their human nature. We are all flawed; this is why forgiveness and grace are paramount.
Virus update: 19 cases in Morgan County, 96 in neighboring Madison, 949 in Alabama with 13 deaths. I was told today that some folks have no way of getting reliable news due to the flaws of the media but this is from a good source.
You will not catch me wishing for sunshine that often but we have a serious drainage problem at 1120 Iron Man. I need about 5 days of sunshine to be able to fix the problem. I basically worked in mud all day yesterday but there is not a lot you can do with mud. I am not complaining and I can live with 60 degree days but I need the swamp drained.
I could use some prayer on several things but one thing is the LIVE STREAMING. Some want us to go live on Sunday morning, some do not. I am torn between the two. I have much more freedom if I am not on the air. Going live forces me to be a little, very little, more politically correct. The biggest fear is coming under attack, I guess. I enjoy laboring in obscurity. I do understand that last week could have been a fluke and I am okay with that…be it unto me according to His will. Who knows, people may watch for the entertainment and that will not last. When I first saw the Three Stooges, I thought they were funny, but now I think there are just stupid. [if you get my drift]