John 6:15 (KJV) When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain himself alone.
My Bishop, Ronald Godbee, has been walking us through John 6 about the life of Jesus. We have looked at how Jesus handled things and the examples He left for us to follow in our walk with Him.
Yesterday morning, as I was reading the passage above, I was amazed at how Jesus reacted when the people were planning and scheming to make Him a king in their land. They were the recipients of that scrumptious fish and delightful bread. I am sure they thought, “If we eat like this out here, this Man will make sure we want for nothing in this kingdom”.
However, Jesus knew that this was not the time for Him to be king. He did not come to be King over this one kingdom. So, Jesus quietly left. No fan fare. No dramatic exits. He did what He had to do and He kept it moving. He did not want the people to make over Him or draw more attention to Him. He did His work and moved on – quietly!
What an example for us to follow! We do what we have to do to shine the light on God, not ourselves. We love unselfishly and take care of God’s people. We do it not for attention or accolades. We do it because we love God and follow the example of Jesus. Be like Jesus, today and always! He sees you and will reward you in ways you can’t even imagine as you move not seeking attention. Just be like Jesus.
Lord, help us to be like You today. Moving quietly while we bless Your people along the way. What an honor it is to serve You! Amen
Keep Living Life Victoriously!!
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