Mark 10:17 – …”Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone…
From Ravi Zacharias, I understood this very principle: Jesus starts his answer with a question. A question that will of course make Nicodemus have to decide: Either I am really seeking an answer, or I am just fooling myself because I have already made up my mind. If Jesus is good, and only God is good (specially for a Pharisee) then there is no other choice: Jesus is God. And if you are asking God for the answer, are you willing to listen to it?
We are the same way: We often come to God with an expectation of our duty and a place for him in our hearts. When he asks from us EVERYTHING, we walk away troubled: ALL OR NOTHING, SELL EVERYTHING.
Bread comes at the sacrifice of the wheat. Wine comes at the sacrifice of the grape. Our Lord Jesus have his life as a living sacrifice for us – so we are not hungry or thirsty. Let’s remain in the True Vine.
Romans 3:19: Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. 20 Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin.
Clearly not one of us can say something when it comes to breaking the law. We are all accountable to God because we all have sinned and we all must die for our sins – that is the decree of the law. Thankfully we have access to a new covenant – one of grace and truth in Jesus Christ.
Speak with Authority gives us some insight into the difference, often forgotten, between power and authority. Power is given to us by God to administrate his blessings, authority on the other hand is the power of God and He allows us to speak in his name – as if He was present. We can speak not with our power alone to our problems and difficulties, we can speak with His power.
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