Thursday, April 19, 2012

Context (Matthew 12:1-14)

Good morning all,

The word of the day is “context,” inspired by Pastor Khristi Adams’ message in APU chapel the other morning. JC was the master of context. He always knew where he was and the environment of each setting. It’s pretty amazing that no matter where the Savior ministered, he always had the right thing to say or do. I mean, think of all the smart peeps like the Pharisees and Sadducees that constantly tried to stump him. Take for instance the following passage:

“One Sabbath, Jesus was strolling with his disciples through a field of ripe grain. Hungry, the disciples were pulling off the heads of grain and munching on them. Some Pharisees reported them to Jesus: "Your disciples are breaking the Sabbath rules!" Jesus said, "Really? Didn't you ever read what David and his companions did when they were hungry…”
~Matthew 12:1-3

JC went on to let all the haters know exactly why his actions were correct. Here is the thing – he knew that peeps were always going to be looking at him. He could not go anywhere without having to defend himself against those who did not like what he was about. Here is my question: Do you know the different contexts that you are in each day? As a Christian you are always subject to peeps looking to see how you live and act. My prayer for you today is that you understand God’s great calling on your life to witness to others, in any context.

Praying for you,


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