At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” And he said to them, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I finish my course. Nevertheless, I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the day following, for it cannot be that a prophet should perish away from Jerusalem.’ O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! Behold, your house is forsaken. And I tell you, you will not see me until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’”—Luke 13:31-35
Jesus knew that his time on earth was almost finished, yet he is moving resolutely toward the cross. Jesus shows his fearless commitment to God’s plan, in light of what is to come, all the while staying cool, calm and collected.
Have you ever had an experience where you knew that something extremely uncomfortable, maybe even life-threatening, was about to happen, and you navigated those moments with confidence and poise? If you have, then you are in a league of your own because we all get a little nervous or anxious when fate takes a turn for the worst. In fact, it is in our human DNA to fight or take flight when bad stuff is about to happen.
It makes perfect sense that Jesus’ steadfast-calm-under-pressure persona comes from God and not his flesh. It also makes sense that we rarely, if ever, believe that we can do the same. We are quick to miss that our Lord is giving us a supreme example of how to live and act as men. God does not wish for his man to be driven by the fear of the unknown, rather he wants our hearts and minds centered on him regardless of what is yet to come. With Jesus’ confidence and God’s divine will in mind, we should propel ourselves into a divine fearlessness that yields no other option but to live and act boldly for the Kingdom.
This week we are focusing on the discipline of scripture.
Your Call To Act (C.T.A.) today is:
- Identify: a word or phrase this scripture that builds your godly courage.
- Pray: with God for 3-5 minutes about the courage you need today.
- Share: below, what you are praying for.
⚡Share That You Read Scripture Today