Good morning ☺ I pray you've had a wonderful weekend.
Reading this, this morning, the first thing standing out was the comparison Jesus made to the people of the genration being like children, because neither John nor Jesus seems to fit their image of how things "should be". He then proceeds to share wisdom (which we've learned previously in Proverbs 2, comes from God) will prove to be right.
Later, Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
Lord, You seem to be sharing if we rest, truly rest in You, our lives will be intertwined with Your wisdom, will and ways. You will live out Your purpose for our lives through us, and that may not always be pleasing or accepted by people around us. But again, if we reside in You, we do not need to worry, we do not need to stress, because we can trust we are where You need us to be - which is a place of peace and assurance.
I pray we can also learn this morning from 1 Samuel 15, all that may be lost as a result of listening more to the persuasion of those around us than resting in the loving leading and direction You offer, Lord. Thank You for speaking to our hearts, I ask this message make its way deep into our mind and hearts. In Jesus Christ's Name we pray, Amen ❤