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What Cannot Be Taken Away

In this world we live in, we all know at any moment, in various ways things, and sometimes people can be taken away from us in a blink of an eye. All of a sudden, what we have placed our yesterdays, todays, and tomorrows hope in, vanishes and we are left with a void.  Thursday night at bible study this scripture was read and the last part of it has not left my spirit.

Luke 11:42 But only one thing is needed, Mary has chosen what is better and it WILL NOT BE TAKEN AWAY FROM HER.

Now the context of this passage is key… Jesus was at Mary and Martha’s house in a small village called Bethany. He was there to visit and to teach. Martha was a whole like I am… worried about making sure everything was done just right, everyone had food, the house was clean and the list never ends does it? Well, her sister Mary was interested in one thing… listening to Jesus, and learning what He wanted. I have to say, I get annoyed easily with the “Mary’s” in my life, there is ALWAYS something to be done and they seem to be content in not doing it!  Why? Well, a true “Mary” has learned what is important. Has learned Who is important, and THAT cannot be taken away.  I don’t like change. In fact, change terrifies me. I want things to stay calm and the same. Well, that is unrealistic. So, what am I to do?  According to this passage, I must learn to sit at the feet of Jesus, listening to Him, putting Him first and this will NOT be taken away. In fact here is another verse that says exactly that.

John 14:26, 27 But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and remind you of what I have said to you. Peace I leave you; my peace I give you I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

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Did you know that you can be so educated and “wise” that you cease getting revelation from God? Truly.

Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus said, “I praise you Father, Lord of heaven and earth because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.

I know so many people, and I myself have even been there, who are so schooled in theology that they have no faith to just believe the Word. When this happens, we read the Word looking for things to back up our theology instead of seeking revelation from God. And it does not disappoint. We can find scripture after scripture to say what we want it to and then we use that as a destructive weapon against our fellow believers.

I also know a man who is in his early sixties, has two Master degrees in theology and yet has faith like a child when it comes to his Father’s Word.

 

Matthew 18:3 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

I so desire to just have faith in my Father and in what He says just like a young child has faith in their human father.

There is a song that my boys sing that is a great reminder of this click this to watch and listen.

Read the Word. Speak the Word. Believe the Word.

 

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