Bible Ballistics: BBs #84 “Miss”Understanding??
Have you ever been ‘misunderstood’? This popular adage of our day, usually spoken in jest, has a lot of merit as a question for us today. I’d like us to glean from a brief passage, something that can help us see that we often ‘miss’ ‘understanding’ God and His ways. Often we get so steeped in our cultural mandates and allures that we don’t really ‘understand’ what the Lord has said or is saying to us, or expecting of us. I don’t know about you but I have to regularly step back and look at things around me to realize that, once again, I have let the world steal and monopolize my time, energy and resources. (In fact constantly and continually!!)
Luke 18:31-34, “Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.
32 For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on:
33 And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again.
34 And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.”
How many times has Jesus spoken to us and we were so distracted we ‘missed’ it? So caught up in the allure of the world that we thought, “Jesus couldn’t mean__”? How often have we spent more time with the techno-gadgets than we have in HIS Word? In prayer?
The disciples were with Jesus 24/7 yet they not only “Miss”understood His words, they just didn’t ‘get it’. And because they ‘missed’ the preparation He was giving them, they spent 3 horrified days between Calvary and the resurrection!! Because they ‘miss-understanding’ the advance warning!
So???? Here’s our shot for today. Check your ‘receptors’ and see if you’re ‘missing’ an important message that Jesus has been trying to tell you. I pray that my heart and yours will ‘overcome’ the pull of the worldly magnetism and not only ‘hear’, but also be ready to fully ‘understand’ what our LORD is speaking to us. As Jesus Himself said numerous times in scripture:
“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith…..” Revelation 2:11a
Have an ear?????????? May it ever be so?