April 1, 2021 - Jesus didn’t quit assembling with the disciples because Judas was a hypocrite, or because Peter was always “buttin’ in”. Nor did he quit because James and John “flew off the handle” occasionally. His interest in these men was not lessened because they were envious and jealous of each other at times. He did not quit teaching the high standard of life because some of his close associates failed miserably to live as they should. He did not refuse to teach others because they were unkind and unbelieving.
Jesus did not quit as a leader because some could not see “eye to eye” with him and criticized him to his back. He did not cease to teach good morals, just because he associated with an adulterous woman, an unscrupulous business man or demon worshippers. When he didn’t get everything his way he didn’t stop praying nor did he give up the fight because all his disciples fled from him when there was danger.
Instead, he chose a course of right and was sure it was right, and let nothing stop his development and accomplishments for God. He drank the bitter cup of betrayal, crucifixion, death and burial. But he didn’t quit there. He came from the grave to be the ruler of the universe.
If you ever feel like quitting or taking off, just remember Christ and Him crucified. I believe that will keep you at your post of duty.
It’s something to think about… tbp
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