Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Push Passed Problems

Luke 22:3-7 KJV
Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.
And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him unto them.
And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money.
And he promised, and sought opportunity to betray him unto them in the absence of the multitude.
Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed.

Luke records it that it was after Judas had already plotted to betray Jesus and after the Pharisees had promised to give Him money, Jesus plans not only the Passover but what will become the Lord's Supper. Jesus, knowing that His time was short, prepares for one of the most honored of Christian memorials.

Sometimes, when we learn of a dreaded thing approaching, we will
·       postpone celebrations
·       postpone significant events
·       postpone happier things or more important things
because our minds become preoccupied with the dreaded thing. No so Jesus.

Let us learn from Him. Satan no doubt is always at work in this world. There are enemies to our causes and hindrances to our objectives and they are nearly always at work. It may be that we need to address them in their own time but most of the time the more appropriate response is to simply keep on with those things that matter most to us. Most of the time our time and mental process and physical energy is better used on the more spiritual and more significant things. Often, as we push forward with them, the enemies and hindrances will all be dealt with as a side note.

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