From the Kitchen Table
Victorious Living Day 26
About the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and began teaching. The Jews therefore marveled, saying, “How is it that this man has learning, when he has never studied?” So Jesus answered them, “My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me. If anyone’s will is to do God’s will, he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority. The one who speaks on his own authority seeks his own glory; but the one who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and in him there is no falsehood. Has not Moses given you the law? Yet none of you keeps the law. Why do you seek to kill me?” The crowd answered, “You have a demon! Who is seeking to kill you?” Jesus answered them, “I did one work, and you all marvel at it. Moses gave you circumcision (not that it is from Moses, but from the fathers), and you circumcise a man on the Sabbath. If on the Sabbath a man receives circumcision, so that the law of Moses may not be broken, are you angry with me because on the Sabbath I made a man’s whole body well? Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.” Luke 7:14-24
One of the blessings of this life with Jesus is the awareness, intellect, and discernment He gives us for living this life. It’s a Holy Spirit insight and intellect that we won’t find necessarily in schools, scholars or subscriptions. There’s a blessing of the brain that flows from the working of His will. Jesus says, “If anyone’s will is to do God’s will, he will know…” The Holy Spirit gives will give us the inspiration, insight and the intelligence we need to live in His glory. But this happens when we decide to live for His glory rather than our glory. There’s this search in the heart of man to find significance, success, and strength in this life. No one wants to be a failure. Many give up trying to find success and significance but no one really wants to fail. That’s why we have all those excuses. But there is glory, honor, success in this life when we begin living for His glory, honor, and success rather than our own glory, honor and success. In living for Him we will find that He is living for us and we will find ourselves freed from the judgment of appearances to make the right judgments about life. And when we make the right judgments about our lives, we make the right judgment for the lives around us leaving people helped, healed and with hope.