Here are five Bible verses that will really blow your mind.
Luke 10:21 “In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.”
The disciples were a bit mystified and so Jesus went on to explain by saying “privately, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see! For I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it” (Luke 10:23-24).
First Corinthians 1:26-27 “For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong.”
The Apostle Paul continues in writing to the church at Corinth that “God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God” (1st Cor 1:28-29) so “Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded” (Rom 3:27).
Luke 19:40-41 “And when he drew near and saw the city, he wept over it, saying, “Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.”
It’s hard to imagine Jesus crying but He did so on more than one occasion. Jesus was moved deep within Himself over the fate of these lost sheep, as if without a shepherd as was recorded in Matthew 9:36 where it says “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.”
First Samuel 2:6 “The Lord kills and brings to life; he brings down to Sheol and raises up.”
This reminds me of Daniel chapter 2 where it says that God alone “changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings” (Dan 2:21a) for even the heart of a pagan king is directed like channels of water in the hands of God (Prov 21:1) and so where man rules, God overrules.
Jeremiah 50:6 “My people have been lost sheep. Their shepherds have led them astray, turning them away on the mountains. From mountain to hill they have gone. They have forgotten their fold.”
Even though this was written about the Jews, this could very well apply to the modern day preachers who push their health, wealth, and prosperity gospel on others, and even though God wants us to prosper in all things, this doesn’t necessarily mean just money. God desires we grow in holiness, witness for Christ, and feed the church of Jesus Christ the Word of God, not some manmade baby food that isn’t enough to grow them.
The Word of God is infinite in expanse and inexhaustible and my little finite mind can never hope to comprehend it all…even in a million lifetimes but God’s Word has the power to change us and to reshape us into the image of Christ, but it takes the daily bread from the Bread of Life to help us become more like Christ and that’s the goal of every believer. Or at least it should be.
May God richly bless you,
Pastor Jack Wellman
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