“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. (Isa 55:8)
My wife and I decided to binge watch The Chosen yesterday. If you haven’t heard about it, it’s a series of really well made short films which attempt to see GOD working in Jesus through the eyes of those that knew him.
After a few episodes, I realised that it is also a great sounding board for testing if your heart is hard or soft. For example, there were times (to my shame), that I identified totally with the logic of Peter as he tried to protect Jesus as he didn’t seem to understand the ways of the world. Or the Pharisees who, in the face of all that was happening were desperately holding fast to the letter of the law. Even with the Romans, who just wanted stability in the region so that it could grow and produce.
That got me thinking. Rather than believe that he is the Almighty (and therefore very capable) Lord of lords and King of kings, do we jump in front of and try to protect Jesus with our own fallible logic, or our own (very human) ways?
What about the contradiction when the Pharisees wanted to act upon the law and stone a woman actually caught in the act of adultery? Yet Jesus, listening to GOD, squashed their intended actions and saved the woman, proclaiming loudly, GOD‘s heart of Grace by telling her simply, “go and sin no more.”
If you haven’t been challenged as to whether you’re heart is hard or soft yet, then maybe you should watch it. ❤️