Thursday, August 31, 2017

Is There Something Dangerous About Jesus' Teaching?

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Is there something that is dangerous about the teaching of Jesus? He himself warns that there is in John 12:35.

"Then Jesus told them, “You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going." John 12:35, NIV

This is a temporary world, and our lives here are temporary. Although the one who believes in Christ is eternally secure which means that salvation cannot be lost the opportunity to be the light in this world is only for a short time.

Jesus used the word walk to describe the totality of life. Walking is one of the most common activities of a healthy human being. It is a metaphor for the travel through our lives to the destination we all face at the end.

You may hear a powerful and convicting sermon, or go on a wonderful mountain-top retreat or participate in an eye-opening mission service but if the lessons you learned from God in those times are not lived out every day thereafter they will wither away inside you and instead of being a blessing become a weight holding you back in every area of your life.

The phrase, while you have the light, suggest these blessed truths will not always be there or that we are in danger of losing it at any time. In the context of John 12:35 the disciples must have thought that Jesus was referring to his death when His light would be taken then, but we must all take warning to live the truths we have been given.

Many people fail to be true to the light of Jesus' teaching. They have a little understanding and mix it all up and hurt people in the name of God. They are wandering in the dark and causing others to stumble after them.

It is dangerous to neglect the teaching we have received. If we fail to live out the light we have been given we are in danger of that light becoming darkness inside us. We must all be diligent to stay in the light of Christ teaching and live that light in a practical way.

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