April 9 / Proverbs 9 / Matthew 9

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Proverbs 9:1-6

Wisdom calls out, “Leave inexperience behind, and you will live; pursue the way of understanding.”

Jesus calls out to us all to follow Him. We are without excuse. We do not need any more information. We do not need any more time in our day. We need only to respond to His call to follow Him, to pursue His way of life, to become His apprentice and learn from Him.

It’s not rocket surgery. If you want to really live, answer His call to become like Him and love Him with all your heart. Answer His call to see every minute of your life as in His presence, the constant presence of Jesus.

We do what we really want to do. Take a look at your schedule and see where you spend most of your time. That is what you love most. Find out what you are seeking more than following Christ. Why do you pursue it? What do you think it will give you? What matters most?

Matthew 9:2

“Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.”

How many times a day do I need to hear that to be comforted? To remind myself that this is actually true? No matter my situation, I can genuinly rejoice in the fact that I am seen as perfect by my Father because of His Son’s perfect life applied to mine. No matter my situation, shalom is always available.

Jesus lived the life I am incapable of living–a perfect life, and then somehow that was transferred to me. I don’t fully understand this…that one-size-fits-all robe of righteousness thing. But I don’t exactly comprehend how water sustains me at the molecular level either, yet I know it gives me life, so I keep drinking it.

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