KEY SCRIPTURE: John 2:24 “But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men,”
In our key scripture, the bible said Jesus did not commit himself to men because he knew all men. By not committing himself to men, it meant he did not allow men to influence Him or coerce Him.
The question is what is in men? A man without the Lordship of God over him is spiritually lost. (Rom 3:23). The Bible reveals the following about the heart of man. Jeremiah 17:9 ” The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” The Lord committed himself to the father who had sent him. He did not allow the praises of men to influence Him. There were times when the crowds came looking for him yet He left for another town to continue preaching to them too, in order to fulfill the father’s mission.
In spite of these shortcomings about men, Jesus loved all men so much as to give His life for men. How do we explain this paradox? All that the Lord teaches us by His example is to put God first. Relate with men on the bases of God’s word, and always see men through God’s eyes. God unconditionally loves all men. This must be your attitude to men. No man should cause you to act against God.
Please get this once and for all, no matter the status of a man, he has the potential to yield to the devil or yield to God. Romans 6:16 “Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death or of obedience unto righteousness?”
Like Jesus, always take sides with God. If the individual acts in honour unto God just go along with him or her. If he acts against the way of God, then you stay away from that path. Your policy is simple, put God first, yet you sincerely love all men.
Note this point, you as a child of God must not be torn between good and evil. You must believe and accept that you would always act righteously. LET THIS BE YOUR BELIEF AND CONFESSION.
Men may act in their own light yet I am committed first to God. I live to please Him in all I do whiles I sincerely love and appreciate all men, by showing them the love of the father. I always live and act to honor God.
THOUGHT: ALWAYS PLACE GOD FIRST AS YOU LOVE ALL MEN.
John 3:16” For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”.
Jeremiah 17:5 “Thus saith the LORD; cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD”.