ISN’T THERE SOME MISUNDERSTANDING? (My Utmost for His Highest -March 28th)

Good News Broadcasting & Multimedia - Online Christian Media“Let us go into Judea. His disciples say unto Him . . . Goest Thou thither  again?” John 11:7-8

I may not understand what Jesus Christ says, but it is dangerous to say that  therefore He was mistaken in what He said. It is never right to think that my  obedience to a word of God will bring dishonour to Jesus. The only thing that  will bring dishonour is not obeying Him. To put my view of His honour in place  of what He is plainly impelling me to do is never right, although it may arise  from a real desire to prevent Him being put to open shame. I know when the  proposition comes from God because of its quiet persistence: When I have to  weigh the pros and cons, and doubt and debate come in, I am  bringing in an element that is not of God, and I come to the conclusion that the  suggestion was not a right one. Many of us are loyal to our notions of Jesus  Christ, but how many of us are loyal to Him? Loyalty to Jesus means I have to  step out where I do not see anything (cf. Matt. 14:29); loyalty to my notions  means that I clear the ground first by my intelligence. Faith is not intelligent  understanding, faith is deliberate commitment to a Person where I see no way.

Are you debating whether to take a step in faith in Jesus or to wait until  you can see how to do the thing yourself? Obey Him with glad reckless joy. When  He says something and you begin to debate, it is because you have a conception  of His honour which is not His honour. Are you loyal to Jesus or loyal to your  notion of Him? Are you loyal to what He says, or are you trying to compromise  with conceptions which never came from Him? “Whatsoever He saith unto you, do  it.”

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