Monday, June 8, 2015

Relying on Someone Else's Opinion

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.  Isaiah, Chapter 40, verse 3.

When a new movie comes out on the market, there are some who won’t go to see it immediately.  They don’t just believe the advertisements that the movie producers put out.  They are cautious, waiting until they see the movie reviews first to make sure it’s going to be good.  Well, I think that’s why John the Baptist was important.  Others had to hear him say that Jesus was our Savior before they would be open to believing.  Those that heard John the Baptist profess this were more willing to risk believing in Jesus.
Isn’t it strange that some have to hear someone else’s opinion before they are willing to take risks?  Well, there are people out there who aren’t going to get to know Jesus as their Savior unless they hear us share the positive influence Jesus has in our lives.  It makes me realize that I have a bigger responsibility than I was aware of.  My sitting quietly, rationalizing why it’s not a good time to share this information with others may keep someone else from getting to heaven.

Here are some related passages from the New Testament:
*For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make His paths straight.  Matthew, Chapter 3, verse 3.

*For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send My messenger before Thy face, which shall prepare Thy way before Thee.  Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.  And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.  Matthew, Chapter 11, verses 10-12.

Because this is an example of how I’ve applied this Bible passage to my life, it doesn't necessarily reflect the whole meaning of the passage.

This is a connection I've made from this Bible passage. Please share your connections. 
Please click on comments below to share your suggestions. Thanks! Debbie

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