4 x 6 Plan | Read: John 7:37-52 & Galatians 4:8-20

Some even wanted him arrested, but no one laid a hand on him. When the Temple guards returned without having arrested Jesus, the leading priests and Pharisees demanded, “Why didn’t you bring him in?” “We have never heard anyone speak like this!” the guards responded. (John 6:44-46)

Once someone asked my opinion about a church guru, a certain specialist who walked people through church issues, etc.  I did not know him personally, so I searched for some information and made up my mind. I was not sold at all. A few years later I met him personally, and I was impressed by him and now I actually use several of his principles. Our personal encounter changed my perception of him.

This was also the case in Jesus’ life. Think about the reading today. First, the police. They are sent to arrest Jesus. But listening to Him, they cannot arrest Him. Can you imagine this happening? That was a huge miracle.

The second person in this story is Nicodemus. He was one of the religious leaders in the country, who were very suspicious towards Jesus. He had spoken to Jesus before and did not want to judge Jesus too quickly. He uses the law to say: “Hey guys, we need time to listen to Him.”

I believe when you start to listen to Jesus, you might change your opinion. Did you know you can talk to Him (prayer) and He can answer you through so many different ways.  You can really try it. Better than just judging because of opinions. So, let go of your prejudices and try to listen to Jesus first hand.

Action Steps 

Bible: What is God showing me?  What am I going to do about it? 

Bless: Serve one person through word, action, or gift today.

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