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Jesus is unique. He was a man of courage, discernment, confidence, credibility, and compassion. He knew who he was, what he was to do, how to get it done, and what the outcome would be. 

God does not cultivate the high and mighty but spreads his goodness among the sinners – those who cry out in despair.  The humble, unassuming Jesus did not come to be put on a pedestal as a hero but to bring the compassion of God.  Jesus shows man that God really loves man.

At the same time, we must remember that Jesus did not put one man above another – all were the same to Him. He did not respect men – he looked at all men the same way – that we all need a Savior.  Mark.12:13-14 states, “And they sent to him some of the Pharisees and some of the Herodians, to trap him in his talk. And they came and said to him, “Teacher, we know that you are trueand do not care about anyone’s opinion. For you are not swayed by appearances, but truly teach the way of God. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not? Should we pay them, or should we not?”

            We often look at this passage and discuss the validity of paying taxes. But note even more what the Pharisees and Herodians stated about Jesus.

            Jesus did not care about anyone’s opinion. He knew what was in man. 

            Inherent in this statement about Jesus are the following ideas and thoughts that Christians should dwell on and imitate daily in our lives.

            THERE WILL BE THOSE WHO TRY TO TRAP CHRISTIANS. Beloved, if they tried to trap Jesus, Satan will use what has worked in times past to trap us as well. A servant is not above his Master.

            “Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. Beware of men, for they will deliver you over to courts and flog you in their synagogues, and you will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them and the Gentiles. When they deliver you over, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say, for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour. For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. Brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death, and you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next, for truly, I say to you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.

“A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household. (Matthew 10:16-25)
Jesus commands that we be wise and innocent. He warns them and us that we will be tried for our belief in Jesus. At this point in history in America, the truths about Christianity and Jesus have been belittled, ignored and dismissed. Our brothers and sisters in the 1st century knew – they understood, and they had to make decisions as to whether or not to stay faithful to the Lord or not. CHRISTIANS TODAY MUST MAKE UP THEIR MINDS IF THEY WILL BE FAITHFUL TO THE LORD, OR NOT! We still have the great commission to share with the world; we owe God for the salvation of our souls, and for the hope of eternal life. He has promised to forgive, and He promises to be with us!


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