Thursday, March 3, 2016
MARCH 3 "DIDN'T JESUS KNOW ABOUT THIS?"
SOMETHING that should catch your eye in today's reading is the complete contrast in Jesus' knowledge between the situation with the colt vs. the situation with the fig tree. The fig tree represents every day life, eating and drinking, the home we buy, the cars we drive, the places we work; the colt however, is part of God's grand scheme for Jesus, this is not just a hap circumstance experience, this is part of God's Sovereign will. What we eat, where we it, whom we marry, what we buy typically falls under God's Permissive will for our lives. The difference therefore between these two situations was God's Sovereign will vs. his permissive will. It had already been prophesied in Zechariah 9:9 [ The Coming of Zion’s King ] "Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey." POINT, when it comes to God's sovereign will in the earth (and in our lives) we can have full confidence that the God will see to it that his ordained purposes for our lives comes to pass, as long as we keep our hearts right. Bought a car and it's not working out, bought a house and you're having lots of problems, found a job and your boss is a tyrant, dated and got your heart broken, invested and lost some money.....and we CRY OUT to God, Lord you know everything, how and why did you let me get in this mess....but these and many more instances are not necessarily part of God's Sovereign will, they fall under God's permissive will, these are the "fig trees" of life, he leaves many of these decisions to us and lets us stumble or succeed on our own, (though he is always there for help if we call upon him) but you can trust that there are other issues of life you can trust the Colt will be there when He says it will and you can TRUST that those that need to relinquish to you WILL when he says they will and these instances of life you can go, as the disciples did and trust that it will be just as Jesus said and in the other instances of life simply go with the bounces and move on. Why didn't Jesus tell me there would be no fruit on the fig tree, cause he wasn't overtly concerned with that, He was focused on the Colt, the Grand purpose, now move on and trust God for the larger issues of your life and destiny!