Not a Zapper

Are you ever concerned that Christ is sitting in heaven eyeing you sin and his holy face is twisted in disgruntlement? In other words, you’re an inch from being zapped as a result of your sin? If so, today is a good day to rethink your view of Jesus. Paul, a candidate for being “zapped” before he became a Christ follower, tells us what Jesus is like.  “I, Paul, myself urge you by the MEEKNESS and gentleness of Christ—” 2 Corinthians 10:1. When Paul refers to Christ as meek, he uses a word that means “mildness of disposition and gentleness of spirit.” In other words, Christ isn’t a cloud sitting Savior watching for someone He can zap if they take a wrong turn in life. Paul realizes Jesus could have zapped him dead on the Damascus Road but rather, Christ in mercy called and commissioned Paul to a new purposeful life. Our Savior is all-powerful, but He has a meek disposition toward us, not a “zap you if you mess us” disposition. He understands what it’s like to be human, to struggle, to deal with daily life, problems, and stress. Relish your Savior’s meekness. Talk to Him. Read His wisdom truths in the Sermon on the Mount and keep reading through Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Meditate on the precious words He brought us from heaven. They’re food for a sound mind and a steady course until we reach our ultimate destiny – heaven.

Lord Jesus, thank You for being on our side. Thank You for looking on us with eyes of gentle meekness. We love You and are ever grateful for You. 

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