Monday, March 12, 2012
Zeal for your house consumes Him
The Ten Commandments
vs7 The revelation of God is whole and pulls our lives together.
vs9 The decisions of God are accurate down to the nth degree.
vs13 Keep me from stupid sins, from thinking I can take over your work.
vs23 Jews treat this like an anti-miracle—and Greeks pass it off as absurd. But to us who are personally called by God himself—both Jews and Greeks—Christ is God's ultimate miracle and wisdom all wrapped up in one.
vs17 "Zeal for your house consumes me."
Jesus put the cleaners through the temple. Our bodies are the temple (1Corinthians 6:19) so we all need Jesus to put the cleaners through our bodies, our hearts and our minds
Jesus said "In my Father's house..." Does that mean my body is my Father's House? This is an interesting thought.
The guys selling stuff in the temple were just following tradition - Bob Royal (paraphrased by me)
Do we get caught up in traditions that clutter up our minds and our bodies?
Should we go out of our way to break traditions because Jesus is sick of traditions? Are we stuck in traditions? If so, what are our traditions? And what do we do because it is a tradition and what do we do because we truly want to honour and love our Lord Jesus?
"Zeal for your house consumes me" If I am the temple, the house of God, does that mean his zeal for me consumes Him?
If Jesus is zealous for me, then I should be zealous for Him, not zealous for the things for Him, not zealous for things that are about Him, not zealous for traditions or things that make me comfortable but zealous for Jesus.
Do we seek comfort in our traditions because not doing things in a certain was can be uncomfortable? Does Jesus want me to be comfortable or does He want me to be so uncomfortable that it drives me to Him for my comfort?
He wants to be my comforter. It is something we say all the time but do we mean it? He is our comforter. Jesus alone should be our comfort. Not songs. Not traditions. Not certain prayers. Not knowing when to stand and when to sit. Not the right style of music. Not a certain way of praying. Not gifts. Just Jesus is our comforter.